"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 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.
Next week, we will welcome back to the Collegiate campus Katie Greer, a nationally recognized expert in helping young people stay safe in our technology-driven world. Although we believe that technology has a very supportive role to play in the overall education of our young people, the use of technology can also result in negative consequences. Recently, Donna Orem, President of the National Association of Independent Schools, had this to say about technology:
To stay ahead of all consequences of technology — both positive and negative — we need to keep up with the latest research and trends. We need to provide students, teachers and staff with resources that help them establish positive relationships with technology. And we need to establish far-reaching and holistic policies, tied in with our wellness goals, that help foster digital citizenship on our campuses.
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.