Why Cold Spring
We believe that children learn best through active, experiential learning – a philosophy influenced by the ideas of educational theorist John Dewey and the Progressive Movement at the turn of the century and underscored by research.
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.
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We wanted to be a part of the Cold Spring community from the moment we set foot in the building – Cold Spring uses each child’s natural curiosity to spark a passion for learning and I feel very fortunate that my children are able to experience such a special place as their first school.
sarah russell, current parent & Trustee
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