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"At the core of daily school life stands the unwavering commitment to know every child well. This straightforward and profound commitment is powerful because it works. If you are seeking a learning environment that can help unleash your child’s unique potential, I encourage you to explore Collegiate School."
Steve Hickman
Head of School
For a century, Collegiate School has been rooted in its call to responsible citizenship. This guiding philosophy permeates the Collegiate School experience, inspiring Collegiate graduates to embrace their obligation to serve and make a difference in our world. We believe that outstanding student achievement, superior teaching and innovative programs are the bedrocks of that philosophy, guaranteeing that each student possesses the opportunity to realize his or her unique potential. We believe that a sense of spirited belonging that fosters life-changing relationships and instills enduring values provides the ethical framework for moral decision-making and principled action. We believe that the Collegiate School experience is unlike any other.

Carrying The Torch

A compilation of Steve Hickman's thoughts, perspective and point of view.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Head of School Report 2018-19

    Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
                                                                                                                                                                      – Benjamin Franklin

    As we settle into a new school year and into fall, this serves as a great season to reflect on where we are and where we’d like go. Three years ago, I shared with you Focused Forward: Key Strategic Initiatives 2016-2019. This ambitious plan outlined many of the endeavors School leaders committed to undertake to continue moving Collegiate School forward. Our strategic goals touched on numerous areas of School life, including Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement; People; Systems; Financial Sustainability; Risk Management, and Facilities. In full support of Mr. Franklin’s wise observation as noted in the quote above, I am pleased to report that much has been accomplished and to share with you the progress we have made. Highlights to date include:
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  • A New School Year, Another Great Start

    You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...get on your way!
    — Dr. Seuss

    Dear Collegiate School Community,
    I am hopeful that summer break is proving to be a nice respite for your family, allowing opportunities for meaningful time together. Soon, another chapter of the Collegiate story will begin, and I have no doubt that as Dr. Seuss declares in the much-quoted lines above this letter, together we have great places to go and amazing mountains to climb.
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  • Head of School Report 2017-18


    Did you do your best today?

    Growing up, I was asked this question most every day by my mother. Although she cared greatly about results, I believe her goal in asking this question so often was to help me develop a mindset and discipline around effort and persistence that would serve me well no matter the challenge. She believed firmly that every day represented an opportunity to get a bit better. The determination to get a bit better every day has defined the Collegiate School spirit for generations. It is in that spirit that I share with you the 2017-18 Head of School Report.
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