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