"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.
Gratitude and Limitless Possibilities
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
-William Arthur Ward
I hope your family has enjoyed the first two weeks of what is starting off to be an exciting and rewarding school year.
We are pleased to welcome an outstanding group of returning and new students, and our young people and faculty have hit the ground running. Their positive energy can be felt all over our campus. After such an encouraging start, the groundwork is laid for a year of limitless possibilities.
Dear Collegiate School Parents, Opening Day is fast approaching and soon we will all be back on campus. I know I speak for our entire faculty and staff when I say that we eagerly await our young people’s arrival. The campus is not fully alive until their voices fill our hallways.
Sadly, school will resume in the midst of the fallout from the Charlottesville tragedy. In addition, it is likely that our city and other parts of our country may face similar challenges in the near future. As I shared with our faculty and staff last week, what happened in Charlottesville two weeks ago should alarm all of us. How can we not mourn the senseless loss of life and the many lives forever changed and abhor the hatred and bigotry that fuel hate groups like the neo-Nazis and KKK that spawned this tragedy? The events of Aug. 12 and the related incidents that have followed have painfully reminded us that there is more to be done to live more fully into the ideals and beliefs upon which our nation was founded. They are reminders that divisiveness, mistrust and anger may overwhelm us unless confronted by courageous leadership and moral clarity.
Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dear Collegiate School Community, I hope this letter finds your family enjoying the summer break and treasuring time with family and friends. Although the Collegiate campus is still in the midst of a busy summer schedule, serving more than 1,300 campers in 175 different camp offerings, many of us are already at work, making sure that our classrooms, facilities and various initiatives will be ready for the 2017-18 school year.