With a shared vision and purpose, our Cold Spring community comes together with the intention of creating learning experiences for children and families that are truly special. Our small community, in which every child and family is known, is our strongest asset and a symbol of pride. Our community offers genuine partnerships between home and school and a feeling of true belonging. Doing collective, meaningful work together with like-minded people creates joy in our work and these relationships go way beyond these elementary years. I invite you to learn more about the people who make Cold Spring so special.

Arati Pandit Arati Pandit
Arati Pandit, Director

Meet Arati:

Words from our Director

Words from our Director

Arati Pandit joined Cold Spring in 2013 as the school’s third Director. In the Director’s Blog, she shares information on timely topics as well as insights on progressive education, community, diversity and inclusion, collaboration and more.

Our Community

The parents, faculty, and trustees of Cold Spring all embody a firm commitment to the philosophy of progressive education and strongly believe in its practices and principles. Belonging to a small school allows our community members to participate in and contribute to all that the school has to offer. Our weekly School Meeting, open to all parents, family members, and friends, reflects the true spirit of our community as we come together to sing, acknowledge, and celebrate the children of Cold Spring School.

Our Teachers

Cold Spring School faculty embody a firm commitment to the philosophy of progressive education and strongly believe in its practices and principles. Click below to learn more about all of our educators.

Board of Trustees

Cold Spring School is governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees that provides support to the School’s Director and sets policies to further the School’s mission. The Board is comprised of current parents and parents of Cold Spring alumni.

Our Families

We believe that parents are not only choosing a school for their child, they are also choosing a community for their family. Cold Spring School parents are encouraged to take active, participatory roles in their children’s education. Cold Spring students know that they are trusted, that their voices and perspectives are heard and valued, and that they are supported by the adults in the community. Families choose Cold Spring because they believe in our educational values, and each family member becomes an active participant in our school community.

Our Grads

Cold Spring graduates are creative and versatile thinkers. They move on to public and private secondary schools after completing sixth grade. A thoughtful reflection process takes place with every sixth grade family so that each child is well-prepared to transition to their next school. Beyond high school, Cold Spring alumni attend colleges and universities all over the country including ivy league, liberal arts and technical schools.

Our Teachers

Cold Spring School faculty embody a firm commitment to the philosophy of progressive education and strongly believe in its practices and principles. Click below to learn more about all of our educators.

Board of Trustees

Cold Spring School is governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees that provides support to the School’s Director and sets policies to further the School’s mission. The Board is comprised of current parents and parents of Cold Spring alumni.

Our Families

We believe that parents are not only choosing a school for their child, they are also choosing a community for their family. Cold Spring School parents are encouraged to take active, participatory roles in their children’s education. Cold Spring students know that they are trusted, that their voices and perspectives are heard and valued, and that they are supported by the adults in the community. Families choose Cold Spring because they believe in our educational values, and each family member becomes an active participant in our school community.

Our Grads

Cold Spring graduates are creative and versatile thinkers. They move on to public and private secondary schools after completing sixth grade. A thoughtful reflection process takes place with every sixth grade family so that each child is well-prepared to transition to their next school. Beyond high school, Cold Spring alumni attend colleges and universities all over the country including ivy league, liberal arts and technical schools.

 

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Diversity is at the core of Cold Spring School’s values, educational philosophy, and mission. With families from across the city, surrounding towns, and around the globe, we are committed to fostering a more interwoven, equitable, and peaceful world by teaching, modeling, and acting with openness, curiosity, reflection, and justice.

At this moment, we wish to reaffirm Cold Spring School’s deep commitment to creating and holding a space in which each of our children and families is known, embraced, and safe. Cold Spring invites and, in fact, encourages the participation of children and families of diverse nations, religions, races and ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientation. Cold Spring School’s mission is to challenge “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.” We believe this mission is best fulfilled in a learning community where children feel safe to be themselves and where differences are viewed as rich opportunities for learning and growth.