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A Day in the Life

From dawn to dusk, our students enjoy a full and engaging day of academic, outdoor, and community pursuits.

Meet Nyima
Nyima is a 9th grade boarding student from Crestone, CO who has a passion for soccer and skiing. “I joined the Tele Team this winter and it was such a fun season. I had never been telemark skiing before I got to CRMS and it was nice because I wasn’t the only beginner on the team. The coaches were great, as well, because they were constantly pushing you to do better and ski the best you can. ”
Email Nyima a question

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 
Morning Routine - In the mornings, I wake up around 7:30, shower, get dressed, and head to breakfast. Breakfast for me is usually eggs, hash browns, and sausage...and it’s a nice time for me to chat with friends before class.

8:30-9:20 - Western Geography
9:25-10:15 - Algebra 1

10:20-10:50 - Advisee Meeting - This is a meeting we have once a week where everyone meets in their Advisee Group. Our Advisor is really great and she’ll often bring brownies or treats to the meeting. During the meeting we’ll talk about academics, life, and everything in between. It is really a time for her to check in with us to make sure everything is going well in our lives.

10:55-11:45 - Freshman Arts Survey - During the Arts Survey course you get the chance to explore a lot of the different arts offered at CRMS. I have a new art each quarter and this year I have done Drawing and Painting, Drama, Silversmithing, and Blacksmithing. You basically get the opportunity to broaden your horizons in the Arts before you commit to one for an entire semester.

11:50-12:50 - Lunch
12:55-1:45 - Biology
1:50-3:00 - English
3:00-5:00 Soccer

After school is often my favorite time of the day. I usually head to the Bar Fork (Dining Hall) and just connect with my friends. I’ve met some really great people my first year here and it’s always fun to hear about their day.


Meet Denyse
Denyse is a 10th grade boarding student from Rwanda. She joined the CRMS community her freshman year and has found her passion within the music program! In addition to music Denyse is interested in Blacksmithing and Silversmithing.

Email me a question.

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 
9:00-10:10 - Intermediate Music - This is my favorite part of the day! Music at CRMS has shown me ways in which I can express myself that I’ve never thought possible. I love playing the bass, but in George’s class we learn a number of different instruments. Each semester we have a concert where we play in front of the school after a Formal Dinner. It can be a little scary to play in front of a crowd, but the school is so supportive that even if you make a mistake in your performance, everyone is super encouraging and they make you feel like a rock star!

9:25-10:15 - Geometry
10:15-11:25 - Spanish 2

11:30-11:25 - Household Jobs

Household Jobs is a way in which students help out with little jobs around campus. The Household Job I do changes periodically but it can include things like cleaning the dining hall, tidying up classes, or taking out the trash. Each job takes about 20 minutes to complete so they’re not very time-consuming jobs, but it does feel good to do something that benefits the school community.

11:30-12:30 - Lunch
12:35-1:45 - Western World Lit
1:50-3:00 - Western World History

Intl’ Student
The culture in the United States is very different than what I’m used to in Rwanda, but being an international student has allowed me to explore and adjust to a new culture in a safe environment. The teachers and students here have helped me settle in and be comfortable. Eventually, it just starts to feel like my second home. It also helps that there are a lot of international students so there are a handful of kids who are experiencing similar changes at the same time that I am.


Meet Will
Will is an 11th grade boarding student from Colorado Springs. Will has a passion for snowboarding. “I love how frequently I can get on the mountain and enjoy the snow. During the winter I’m able to go every Tuesday and Thursday morning during Active. Then, on Saturday and Sunday I jump on the morning ski bus where a faculty member drives you to the mountain. All in all, I’m getting out there four days a week which is super great.”

Email Will a question

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like
Will’s winter schedule

8:30-12:30 - Skiing
12:35-1:10 - Lunch
1:15-2:25 - Algebra 2

2:30-3:40 - Advanced Music - Music is one of my favorite classes and it’s been so awesome to have a class where you not only play music, but you also learn about the theory behind it. George (our music teacher) walks us through how to form scales and why they work that way. The neat thing about it is that we’re learning these things while we have a guitar in our hand rather than from a textbook - so it’s a pretty hands-on process.

3:50-5:00 - AP English

Dorm Head - As a Dorm Head, I have a leadership role whenever I’m in my dorm or with students who live in my dorm. My responsibility as a Dorm Head varies, but in general, my primary job is be there for our underclassman students. Often, when a student has a problem, they can come and talk to me (one of their peers) about it rather than a faculty member. In addition, I do my best to try and notice when someone is in a funk and I try to just be there for them however I can.


Meet Sophie
Sophie is a 12th grade boarding student from Chicago, Illinois. Her favorite subjects are Math and GeoPolitics. Her favorite thing to do at CRMS is to go kayaking. Sophie hadn’t kayaked before she arrived at CRMS as a 9th grader, but she has fallen in love with the sport over the years. When the river is too cold to paddle, she skis, snowboards, and this year learned how to horseback ride. Her favorite work crews have been glassblowing and preschool work crew. Sophie is also Co-President of Agenda, which is the CRMS version of student council.

Email Sophie a question

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like
8:30-9:40 - AP BC Calc
Math is my favorite subject, but not always the easiest thing to wake up to. It is a very small class of six taught by William Brown. The long block classes are really nice because it gives us enough time to go over the homework, learn something new, and try out a few problems with the new material. This week we are learning about the polar coordinate system, which is graphing with respect to radius and angle, instead of a system made of squares it is made up of circles centered at the axis. It was really hard to understand when the concept was introduced on Monday but now after two long blocks it makes much more sense.

9:45-10:25 - All School Meeting
All school meeting is one of my favorite things about CRMS. It happens once a week and the whole school gathers in the barn. It opens with a student performance. After this there is an “accountability” section and a “thank you” section where anyone can speak. During accountability, everyone has the opportunity to hold themselves accountable and it is a great time to set a goal or apologize to someone in front of the school community. I love this because I know that if I tell the whole school I am working on something I am much more likely to actually work on it. After that comes thank yous, which is a time where anyone can go up and just appreciate something someone has done for them. After accountability and thanks there are announcements. Weekend ski trips will be announced, soccer team practices, upcoming speakers.

10:30-11:40 - Photography
11:45-12:30 - Lunch
12:35-1:45 - Geo Politics
1:50-3:00 - Programming

Discipline Committee / Weekend Activities
I am a member of the Discipline Committee which convenes whenever a student engages in a probationary offense. The student comes before the Discipline Committee, which consists of four students and four teachers. During the meeting the group talks about how the student got to where they are, how they can do better in the future, and how the school can help support them achieve their goals. Before the meeting adjourns, the Discipline Committee makes a recommendation to the Dean of Students on how the student should be disciplined. It’s pretty neat to sit on a panel with other students and faculty who all value your opinion in matters of importance.




Student Life

Home Student Life A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

From dawn to dusk, our students enjoy a full and engaging day of academic, outdoor, and community pursuits.

Meet Nyima
Nyima is a 9th grade boarding student from Crestone, CO who has a passion for soccer and skiing. “I joined the Tele Team this winter and it was such a fun season. I had never been telemark skiing before I got to CRMS and it was nice because I wasn’t the only beginner on the team. The coaches were great, as well, because they were constantly pushing you to do better and ski the best you can. ”
Email Nyima a question

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 
Morning Routine - In the mornings, I wake up around 7:30, shower, get dressed, and head to breakfast. Breakfast for me is usually eggs, hash browns, and sausage...and it’s a nice time for me to chat with friends before class.

8:30-9:20 - Western Geography
9:25-10:15 - Algebra 1

10:20-10:50 - Advisee Meeting - This is a meeting we have once a week where everyone meets in their Advisee Group. Our Advisor is really great and she’ll often bring brownies or treats to the meeting. During the meeting we’ll talk about academics, life, and everything in between. It is really a time for her to check in with us to make sure everything is going well in our lives.

10:55-11:45 - Freshman Arts Survey - During the Arts Survey course you get the chance to explore a lot of the different arts offered at CRMS. I have a new art each quarter and this year I have done Drawing and Painting, Drama, Silversmithing, and Blacksmithing. You basically get the opportunity to broaden your horizons in the Arts before you commit to one for an entire semester.

11:50-12:50 - Lunch
12:55-1:45 - Biology
1:50-3:00 - English
3:00-5:00 Soccer

After school is often my favorite time of the day. I usually head to the Bar Fork (Dining Hall) and just connect with my friends. I’ve met some really great people my first year here and it’s always fun to hear about their day.


Meet Denyse
Denyse is a 10th grade boarding student from Rwanda. She joined the CRMS community her freshman year and has found her passion within the music program! In addition to music Denyse is interested in Blacksmithing and Silversmithing.

Email me a question.

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 
9:00-10:10 - Intermediate Music - This is my favorite part of the day! Music at CRMS has shown me ways in which I can express myself that I’ve never thought possible. I love playing the bass, but in George’s class we learn a number of different instruments. Each semester we have a concert where we play in front of the school after a Formal Dinner. It can be a little scary to play in front of a crowd, but the school is so supportive that even if you make a mistake in your performance, everyone is super encouraging and they make you feel like a rock star!

9:25-10:15 - Geometry
10:15-11:25 - Spanish 2

11:30-11:25 - Household Jobs

Household Jobs is a way in which students help out with little jobs around campus. The Household Job I do changes periodically but it can include things like cleaning the dining hall, tidying up classes, or taking out the trash. Each job takes about 20 minutes to complete so they’re not very time-consuming jobs, but it does feel good to do something that benefits the school community.

11:30-12:30 - Lunch
12:35-1:45 - Western World Lit
1:50-3:00 - Western World History

Intl’ Student
The culture in the United States is very different than what I’m used to in Rwanda, but being an international student has allowed me to explore and adjust to a new culture in a safe environment. The teachers and students here have helped me settle in and be comfortable. Eventually, it just starts to feel like my second home. It also helps that there are a lot of international students so there are a handful of kids who are experiencing similar changes at the same time that I am.


Meet Will
Will is an 11th grade boarding student from Colorado Springs. Will has a passion for snowboarding. “I love how frequently I can get on the mountain and enjoy the snow. During the winter I’m able to go every Tuesday and Thursday morning during Active. Then, on Saturday and Sunday I jump on the morning ski bus where a faculty member drives you to the mountain. All in all, I’m getting out there four days a week which is super great.”

Email Will a question

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like
Will’s winter schedule

8:30-12:30 - Skiing
12:35-1:10 - Lunch
1:15-2:25 - Algebra 2

2:30-3:40 - Advanced Music - Music is one of my favorite classes and it’s been so awesome to have a class where you not only play music, but you also learn about the theory behind it. George (our music teacher) walks us through how to form scales and why they work that way. The neat thing about it is that we’re learning these things while we have a guitar in our hand rather than from a textbook - so it’s a pretty hands-on process.

3:50-5:00 - AP English

Dorm Head - As a Dorm Head, I have a leadership role whenever I’m in my dorm or with students who live in my dorm. My responsibility as a Dorm Head varies, but in general, my primary job is be there for our underclassman students. Often, when a student has a problem, they can come and talk to me (one of their peers) about it rather than a faculty member. In addition, I do my best to try and notice when someone is in a funk and I try to just be there for them however I can.


Meet Sophie
Sophie is a 12th grade boarding student from Chicago, Illinois. Her favorite subjects are Math and GeoPolitics. Her favorite thing to do at CRMS is to go kayaking. Sophie hadn’t kayaked before she arrived at CRMS as a 9th grader, but she has fallen in love with the sport over the years. When the river is too cold to paddle, she skis, snowboards, and this year learned how to horseback ride. Her favorite work crews have been glassblowing and preschool work crew. Sophie is also Co-President of Agenda, which is the CRMS version of student council.

Email Sophie a question

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like
8:30-9:40 - AP BC Calc
Math is my favorite subject, but not always the easiest thing to wake up to. It is a very small class of six taught by William Brown. The long block classes are really nice because it gives us enough time to go over the homework, learn something new, and try out a few problems with the new material. This week we are learning about the polar coordinate system, which is graphing with respect to radius and angle, instead of a system made of squares it is made up of circles centered at the axis. It was really hard to understand when the concept was introduced on Monday but now after two long blocks it makes much more sense.

9:45-10:25 - All School Meeting
All school meeting is one of my favorite things about CRMS. It happens once a week and the whole school gathers in the barn. It opens with a student performance. After this there is an “accountability” section and a “thank you” section where anyone can speak. During accountability, everyone has the opportunity to hold themselves accountable and it is a great time to set a goal or apologize to someone in front of the school community. I love this because I know that if I tell the whole school I am working on something I am much more likely to actually work on it. After that comes thank yous, which is a time where anyone can go up and just appreciate something someone has done for them. After accountability and thanks there are announcements. Weekend ski trips will be announced, soccer team practices, upcoming speakers.

10:30-11:40 - Photography
11:45-12:30 - Lunch
12:35-1:45 - Geo Politics
1:50-3:00 - Programming

Discipline Committee / Weekend Activities
I am a member of the Discipline Committee which convenes whenever a student engages in a probationary offense. The student comes before the Discipline Committee, which consists of four students and four teachers. During the meeting the group talks about how the student got to where they are, how they can do better in the future, and how the school can help support them achieve their goals. Before the meeting adjourns, the Discipline Committee makes a recommendation to the Dean of Students on how the student should be disciplined. It’s pretty neat to sit on a panel with other students and faculty who all value your opinion in matters of importance.




Meet Nyima

Nyima is a 9th grade boarding student from Crestone, CO, with a passion for soccer and skiing. I joined the tele team this winter and it was such a fun season. I had never been telemark skiing before I got to CRMS and it was nice because I wasn’t the only beginner on the team. The coaches were great, as well, because they were constantly pushing you to do better and ski the best you can.

Email me a question.

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 
    Morning Routine In the mornings, I wake up around 7:30, shower, get dressed, and head to breakfast. Breakfast for me is usually eggs, hash browns, and sausage...and it’s a nice time for me to chat with friends before class.

    8:30-9:20  World Geography with AO
    9:25-10:15  Algebra 1

    10:20-10:50  Advisee Meeting This is a meeting we have once a week where everyone meets in their Advisee Group. Our Advisor is really great and she’ll often bring brownies or treats to the meeting. During the meeting we’ll talk about academics, life, and everything in between. It is really a time for her to check in with us to make sure everything is going well for us.

    10:55-11:45  Freshman Arts Survey During the Arts Survey course you get the chance to explore a lot of the different arts offered at CRMS. While it doesn’t include EVERY art...it does include Drawing and Painting, Drama, Silversmithing, and Blacksmithing. You basically get the opportunity to broaden your horizons on the Arts before you commit to one for an entire year.

    11:50-12:50  Lunch
    12:55-1:45  Biology
    1:50-3:00  English
    3:00-5:00  Soccer


    After school is often my favorite time of the day. I usually head to the Bar Fork (dining hall) and just connect with my friends. I’ve met some really great people my first year here and it’s always fun to hear about their day.

Meet Denyse

Denyse is a 10th grade boarding student from Rwanda with a passion for music!

Email me a question.

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 
    9:00-10:10  Intermediate Music This is my favorite part of the day! Music at CRMS has shown me ways in which I can express myself that I’ve never thought possible. I love playing the bass, but in George’s class we learn a number of different instruments. Each semester we have a concert where we play in front of the school after a Formal Dinner. It can be a little scary to play in front of a crowd, but the school is so supportive that even if you make a mistake in your performance, everyone is super encouraging and they make you feel like a rock star.

    9:25-10:15  Algebra 1
    10:15-11:25  Spanish 2

    11:30-11:25  Household Jobs

    Household Jobs are a way in which students help out with little jobs around campus. The Household Job I do changes periodically but it can include things like cleaning the dining hall, tidying up classes, or taking out the trash. Each job takes about 20 minutes to complete so they’re not very time-consuming jobs, but it does feel good to do something that benefits the school community.

    11:30-12:30  Lunch
    12:35-1:45  Western World Lit
    1:50-3:00  Western World History

    International Student

    Being an international student has been a little bit hard because the culture in the United States is very different than what I’m used to. However, the teachers and students here have helped me settle in and be comfortable. Eventually, it just starts to feel like my second home. It also helps that there are a lot of international students so there are a handful of kids who are experiencing similar changes at the same time that I am.

Meet Will

Will is an 11th grade boarding student from Colorado Springs. Will has a passion for snowboarding.

I love how frequently I can get on the mountain and enjoy the snow. During the winter I’m able to go every Tuesday and Thursday morning during Active. Then, on Saturday and Sunday I jump on the morning ski bus where a faculty member drives us to the mountain. All in all, I’m getting out there four days a week, which is super great.

Email me a question.

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like 

    8:30-12:30  Skiing
    12:35-1:10  Lunch
    1:15-2:25  Algebra 2

    2:30-3:40  Advanced Music  
    Music is one of my favorite classes and it’s been so awesome to have a class where you not only play music, but you also learn about the theory behind it. George (our music teacher) walks us through how to form scales and why they work that way. The neat thing about it is that we’re learning these things while we have a guitar in our hand rather than from a textbook - so it’s a pretty hands-on process.

    3:50-5:00  AP English

    Dorm Head As a Dorm Head, I have a leadership role whenever I’m in my dorm or with students who live in my dorm. My responsibility as a Dorm Head varies, but in general it is to keep an eye out for some of the younger students. Often, when a student has a problem, they can come and talk to me (one of their peers) about it rather than a faculty member. In addition, I do my best to try and notice when someone is in a funk and I try to just be there for them however I can.

Meet Sophie

Sophie is a 12th grade boarding student from Chicago, IL. Sophie has a special passion for kayaking. Although Sophie hadn’t kayaked before she arrived at CRMS as a 9th grader, she has fallen in love with the sport over the years. Her favorite part of the day is 3pm, when she gathers her kayak gear and hits the river with her close friends.

At this point Sophie considers Carbondale home, but her family lives in Chicago. Her favorite subjects are Math and GeoPolitics. Her favorite thing to do at CRMS is go kayaking. When the river is too cold to paddle, she skis, snowboards, and this year learned how to horseback ride. Her favorite work crews have been glassblowing (so cool to learn with Dave Powers, the artist in residence) and preschool (which is run on campus). Sophie is also Co-President of Agenda, which is the CRMS version of student council, and she lives in the Solar Dorm.

Email me a question.

Click here to see what my day at CRMS looks like

    8:30-9:40  AP BC Calc  Math is my favorite subject, but not always the easiest thing to wake up to. It is a very small class of six taught by William brown. The long block classes are really nice because it gives us enough time to go over the homework, learn something new, and try out a few problems with the new material. This week we are learning about the polar coordinate system which is graphing with respect to radius and angle, instead of a system made of squares it is made up of circles centered at the axis. It was really hard to understand when the concept was introduced on Monday but now after two long blocks it makes much more sense.

    9:45-10:25  All School Meeting  All school meeting is one of my favorite things about CRMS. It happens once a week and the whole school gathers in the barn. It opens with a student performing. After this there is an “accountability” section and a “thank you” section where anyone can speak. During accountability, everyone has the opportunity to hold themselves accountable and it is a great time to set a goal or apologize to someone in front of the school community. I love this because I know that if I tell the whole school I am working on something I am much more likely to actually work on it. Then come thank yous, which is a time where anyone can go up and just appreciate something someone has done for them. After accountability and thanks there are announcements. Weekend ski trips will be announced, soccer team practices, upcoming speakers. This along with emails, soo many emails, is how we keep everyone in the loop. Last we have the Braj award, started by Nick Riteman this is a recognition of an individual who embodies principles that we values as a school. General excitement (or stoke as we more often call it), willingness to help others, and stepping up to the plate are all qualifiers for this award. It is given by the last recipient. The Braj, which is a giant gold chain with a copper B on it, is a really positive way to end the meeting. After the Braj is given, Kayo Ogilby (who teaches Geology) yells “find your advisors” and we all check in with our advisors before leaving to our next class.

    10:30-11:40  Photography
    11:45-12:30  Lunch
    12:35-1:45  Geo Politics
    1:50-3:00  Programming


    Discipline Committee / Weekend Activities  I am a member of the Discipline Committee which convenes whenever a student engages in a probationary offense. The student comes before the Discipline Committee, which consists of four students and four teachers. During the meeting the group talks about how the student got to where they are, how they can do better in the future, and how the school can help support them achieve their goals. Before the meeting adjourns, the Discipline Committee makes a recommendation to the Dean of Students on how the student should be disciplined. It’s pretty neat to sit on a panel with other students and faculty who all value your opinion in matters of importance.
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