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Cold Spring School
263 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06513

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  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

  • 150 students

  • Two full-time teachers in every classroom

  • 40 percent students of color 

  • Committed parent community

  • Strong financial aid program with over 40 percent of students receiving f.a. awards

  • 175 full school days

  • Optional Extended Day program until        5:30 p.m.•   

  • 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 that provides a strong academic foundation nurtured through an inquiry-based process

  • Multi-grade classrooms with grade-specific academic benchmarks 

  • 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 the New Haven area and beyond

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