USA Colorado, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
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  • Private

The Colorado Springs School

Established: 1962

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Colorado Springs School, founded in 1962, is a private, college preparatory day school enrolling international students from 9th through 11th grades. Students learn through traditional and experiential methods based in “real world” experiences inside and out- side of the classroom. Small class sizes help students build strong and supportive relationships for personal and intellectual growth.

The historic 28-acre campus is located on a former estate built in 1907, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The main building, The Trianon (used for classrooms and administration) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school’s facilities include a 290-seat theater, a gallery, performing arts center, and gymnasium.

Some of the competitive athletic teams offered at Colorado Spring include soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, tennis, lacrosse, golf, and mountain biking and golf. For those with more creative interests, 3 plays/musicals are performed each year in the on-campus performing arts center along with many arts courses.

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the state of Colorado and nominated 4th “fittest city in the US”. Home to the United States Olympics Training Center, Colorado Springs is a destination for year-round outdoor activities such as running, hiking, cycling and winter sports. Colorado Springs also possesses a dynamic cultural scene and many historic sites.

School News

Niche #3 Best Private School in Colorado, The Colorado Springs Business Journal #1 Best Private School 2016

  • 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 28 acres Campus Size
  • 15% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Basketball, Cross Country Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Drawing, Glass Making, Graphic Design, Jewelry Making, Metal Works, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Theater - Design and Production, Theater Performance
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus BC, Comparative Government and Politics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics
French Language and Culture
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, High School Retreat, Mountain Biking Club, Mountain Caravan, National Honor Society, Skiing Club, Student Government
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required
Not Accepted
TOEFL Required
85-90 (varies by grade)
TOEFL Junior Required
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Completion of online application required. Age restrictions: applicants must apply for the appropriate grade level based on age during enrollment (Grade 9: 14/15 years old; Grade 10: 15/16 years old; Grade 11: 16/17 years old) and educational background. School does not enroll 18 year olds in grade 11 - they cannot be older than 19 to graduate from CSS. Minimum TOEFL for grade 9 applicants is 85 - MInimum TOEFL for grades 10 - 11 is 90.

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