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Cold Spring School

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Essential Information

Address 263 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06513
Website URL www.coldspringschool.org


Cold Spring School is a progressive, independent school that welcomes children from diverse backgrounds in multi-grade classrooms from preschool to sixth grade. Children’s voices are heard and are integral in the process of learning, and a balance of collaboration and independence is intentionally fostered. Teachers create vibrant learning environments where discovery, engagement, and kindness are valued.

Cold Spring at a Glance:
• Preschool – Sixth Grade
• 140 students
• Two full-time teachers in every classroom
• 40% students of color
• Committed parent community
• Strong financial aid program with over 40% of students receiving f.a. awards
• 175 full school days, no scheduled half days
• Optional Extended Day program until 5:30pm
• Vacation Childcare offered most days when school is not in session
• Summer Program
• Small size: Every child is known
• Focused on celebrating and preserving childhood
• Thematic, project-based learning
• Multi-grade classrooms with grade-specific academic benchmarks
• Differentiated learning
• Intentional social and emotional curriculum
• Specials for all students: Spanish, Music, Art, Fitness and Tinkering (engineering, science, math)
• Weekly All-School Meetings offer public speaking opportunities for students
• Urban school using full resources of New Haven area and beyond
• Museum trips, food bank visits, Sleeping Giant hiking, ice skating, spelunking, and ski trips
• Partnership with New Haven Farms — compost program

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Website: http://www.coldspringschool.org

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