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Cold Spring School



Cold Spring School challenges children to become self-reliant, curious, and resourceful problem solvers with the academic and social skills to engage constructively and ethically in our diverse, changing world.

What does Progressive Education at Cold Spring look like?

We believe that children learn best through active, experiential learning.  We encourage children to be fully involved in the exploration of questions, ideas, and concepts. With an emphasis on inquiry, deep thinking, and problem solving, children have multiple opportunities to explore and demonstrate understanding of concepts, both independently and collaboratively, in our classrooms. Informed by child development, we consider how a child grows intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically,  ethically, and creatively. Cold Spring educators respond to the needs of the whole child, understanding that children’s emotional lives are inseparable from their learning. We foster a lifelong love of learning and emphasize empathy, respect, and compassion so that children can act now, and in the future, as engaged community members and citizens of the world.


Cold Spring is a progressive, independent school that welcomes children from diverse backgrounds from preschool to sixth grade. 

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We have designed our admissions process to provide information about our program in a thorough, intentional, and personal way.

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Cold Spring's educational philosophy is what makes our school unique. We strive to deepen and encourage children's natural curiosity.

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The parents, faculty, and trustees of Cold Spring all embody a firm commitment to the philosophy of progressive education.

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We are an inclusive school that values the community we serve. There are many ways to support Cold Spring's founding vision.

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This is Cold Spring School

Experience Cold Spring for yourself. Watch our video to take a peek at Joyful Learning in action, and then get ready to explore more.

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