The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is a college-preparatory, day, and international school located just blocks away from the world-famous Broadmoor Hotel. Founded 60 years ago and recognized by Niche.com as the #1 K-12 private school in southern Colorado State, The Colorado Springs School’s 28-acre campus is home to eight buildings complemented by a serene Cheyenne Mountain backdrop.
The school’s most notable building is its historic Trianon, fashioned in 1907 by prominent local architect Thomas MacLaren to resemble the Grand Trianon at Versailles. Formerly designed as a vacation home for the fabulously wealthy Baldwin family, the Trianon – complete with exterior boasted columns, Terra cotta balustrades, ornamental ironwork, and high French windows and doors – delivers the taste and elegance of a French country manor to Colorado Springs. The Trianon, which today includes a grand library containing more than 17,500 print resources, administrative offices, an outdoor terrace, and multiple classrooms with 17th-century flair, overlooks a pristine Quad – the perfect venue for outdoor events.
Additional indoor facilities include the two-level Lewis B. Maytag Dining Hall, which comes equipped with an elevated stage and floor to ceiling windows offering plenty of natural light, the Louise Honnen Tutt Field House featuring a regulation-sized basketball court and retractable seating, and the state-of-the-art Louisa Performing Arts Center with a two-story art gallery and theatre that seats over 300 people. Adjacent to the Louisa Performing Arts Center, just across Hutton Lane, is Boddington Field. Formerly the site of a lake, this acreage is now home to two full-size grass soccer fields and a school garden.