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The Intersection of Math, Geography and the Built World

The Intersection of Math, Geography and the Built World

Eric Brown De Colstoun ’82 leads satellite-based research on urbanization, and land cover and land…

CRMS invites you to be an osprey host

CRMS invites you to be an osprey host

reprinted from The Sopris Sun, June 22, 2022 by Max Seitel-Hayes '24 If you’ve been…

Congratulations, Class of 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, forty-three seniors embarked on the next chapter of their lives.…

EcoFlight takes CRMS students into the clouds to learn about the Crystal River

EcoFlight takes CRMS students into the clouds to learn about the Crystal River

reprinted from The Aspen Times, May 28, 2022 Nonprofit is fighting to bring a Wild…

Dream Project culminates in a visit to the capitol

Dream Project culminates in a visit to the capitol

For their 5 Point Dream Project seniors Ellie Urfrig and Willa Schendler collaborated with the…

Daily Lunch, Lifelong Habits

Daily Lunch, Lifelong Habits

except reprinted from Edible Aspen Valley schools are aiming to make student meals healthier, one…

Head of School Reading List: Spring 2022

Head of School Reading List: Spring 2022

The books for this period of writing were primarily selected for enjoyment.  Most of them…

CRMS student, Willa Schendler, awarded a Boettcher Scholarship

CRMS student, Willa Schendler, awarded a Boettcher Scholarship

Out of a pool of more than 1,600 applicants, Colorado Rocky Mountain School senior Willa…

A.O. Forbes’ odyssey to CRMS

A.O. Forbes’ odyssey to CRMS

By Jeanne Souldern Published Apr. 13, 2022 in The Sopris Sun A.O. Forbes is retiring…

The Sword She Bears

The Sword She Bears

Dr. Yolandra Gomez Toya ’84 provides health and cultural advocacy for Native Communities As a…

Andres Rivera ’17 gives back to community working with college students

Andres Rivera ’17 gives back to community working with college students

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA Currently Residing in: San Diego, CA Occupation: STEM Retention Specialist, University…

The Reach of Rock Climbing

The Reach of Rock Climbing

by Max Seitel-Hayes '24 and Makai Yllanes '23 When Climbing made its debut at the…

CRMS Garden Program: 2021 Year in Review

CRMS Garden Program: 2021 Year in Review

The CRMS Organic Garden was a busy place in 2021...check out some of the highlights…

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to Boarding School: 5 Steps to Apply Now

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to Boarding School: 5 Steps to Apply Now

Every day we hear from families like yours who are concerned about finding the best…

Making an Impact with English in Action

Making an Impact with English in Action

Most of us have experienced the intense frustration of not being able to express ourselves…

CRMS climbers cruise through Eagle meet

CRMS climbers cruise through Eagle meet

Reprinted from the Aspen Times - December 9, 2021 Area climbers returned from the Thanksgiving…

Book suggestions for the holidays

Book suggestions for the holidays

Heading into the holiday season, gifting a book is always a good idea. Here are…

Oysters on top in the first climbing competition of the year

Oysters on top in the first climbing competition of the year

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, the CRMS Climbing Team returned to competition. After a truncated…

Morning Workouts with the Head of School

Morning Workouts with the Head of School

It’s 5:45 in the morning and campus is silent, with the exception of a few…

Aisha Weinhold ’10, film festival founder, business owner, skimo athlete

Aisha Weinhold ’10, film festival founder, business owner, skimo athlete

Hometown: Carbondale, Colorado Currently Residing in: Carbondale, Colorado Education: Prescott College (Environmental Studies Major, Adventure…

Kelsey Freeman ’12 Tackles Tough Immigration Issues in First Book

Kelsey Freeman ’12 Tackles Tough Immigration Issues in First Book

Kelsey Freeman's first work of nonfiction, No Option But North: The Migrant World and the…

Sharing my passion of Paddle Sports

Sharing my passion of Paddle Sports

I often say that whitewater has impacted every major decision in my life.  I work…

Evelyn Huntington ’18 helps homeless children

Evelyn Huntington ’18 helps homeless children

Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota Currently Residing in: Boise, Idaho Education: Sarah Lawrence College (New…

Flecks of Sparkle

Flecks of Sparkle

Ten Years after Graduation, glass artist Martin Gerdin ’11 Finds His Niche For some, fly…

2021 Dream Project Award Recipients

2021 Dream Project Award Recipients

Every year, students from the Roaring Fork Valley who exemplify 5Point’s guiding principles are awarded…

Tashi Jackson ’22 Awarded Claudette Carter ARTMentor Internship

Tashi Jackson ’22 Awarded Claudette Carter ARTMentor Internship

Junior Tashi Jackson '22 was recently chosen as one of The Art Base's 2021 Claudette…

National Park Week

National Park Week

It’s National Park Week and Spring Trip at CRMS. During this week, our students have…

Tobin Sanson ‘11

Tobin Sanson ‘11

Hometown: Carbondale, Colorado Currently Residing in Los Angeles, California Education (course of study/degree, institution):  studied…

Bella Rettenwander ‘16 Researches #VanLife

Bella Rettenwander ‘16 Researches #VanLife

Hometown: Key West, Florida< Currently Residing in  Durango, Colorado Education: Current Anthropology major, minoring in…

Bubbles, Butanol and Bacteria: A Fascination with Fermentation Inspired Nick Harris ’06 To Found Innovative Businesses

Bubbles, Butanol and Bacteria: A Fascination with Fermentation Inspired Nick Harris ’06 To Found Innovative Businesses

Sunny spring weather invites us all to reconnect with the outdoors. Trees, flowers, and thousands…

Samuel Kaufman ’11 in Five Minutes

Samuel Kaufman ’11 in Five Minutes

Hometown:  Aspen, Colorado Residing in: Los Angeles, California Education:   BFA, Fine Art/Studio Art, Cooper Union; M.…

The CRMS Osprey Story

The CRMS Osprey Story

Carbondale Magazine published a student-written article about the CRMS's Biology class study of The Return…

New Cultures, New People: Virginia Sher Ramadan ‘70

New Cultures, New People: Virginia Sher Ramadan ‘70

Law Professor and Diplomat Reflects on Our World and the Impact of CRMS   Raised…

From the CRMS Kitchen: Roasted Cauliflower Soup

From the CRMS Kitchen: Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Looking for something warm and comforting on a cold winter day?  Why not make a…

Satomi Sugaya ’02 Excelling in Artificial Intelligence Field

Satomi Sugaya ’02 Excelling in Artificial Intelligence Field

Hometown: Yachiyo, Ibaraki, Japan Currently Residing in: Boulder, Colorado Education: BA, Physics, Lewis & Clark College; MS, Physics,…

CRMS Holiday Treats

CRMS Holiday Treats

Are you looking for a simple recipe with a holiday twist? Why not try a…

The CRMS Garden Program 2020 Year In Review

The CRMS Garden Program 2020 Year In Review

It was quite the year for our garden crew - from having to pivot what…

Liz (Johnston ) Smith ’00 in Five Minutes

Liz (Johnston ) Smith ’00 in Five Minutes

The Basics: Hometown: Palo Alto, California Currently residing in: Juneau, Alaska Education: BA, Economics, Earlham…

Winter Bucket List: 25 Fun Activities When its Cold

Winter Bucket List: 25 Fun Activities When its Cold

Winter is definitely closing in. It’s time to put on your snow boots, grab some…

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

CRMS community, we are in the home stretch of the fall semester. You’ve got this!…

Reading Suggestions for Winter Break

Reading Suggestions for Winter Break

As we head into the winter break and the gifting season, I thought I would…

CRMS Environmental Club takes action

CRMS Environmental Club takes action

In high school, a donut bribe goes a long way. This year, the CRMS Environmental…

Holton Huntington ’15 in Five Minutes

Holton Huntington ’15 in Five Minutes

The Basics: Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota Occupation: Director of International Program, CRMS Education: BA,…

Zen Seminar: putting study into practice

Zen Seminar: putting study into practice

Wednesday and Thursday, November 4 and 5; fourteen of my Eastern Philosophy & Religion students…

Jeremy Wolf named Coach of the Year

Jeremy Wolf named Coach of the Year

Reprinted from The Colorado High School Cycling League Jeremy has been the backbone of the…

Mags Miller ’90 Captures the 2020 March On Washington for the Future

Mags Miller ’90 Captures the 2020 March On Washington for the Future

As storytellers and historians begin crafting the narrative of what the March on Washington, the…

Top 15 Summer Bucket List Items

Top 15 Summer Bucket List Items

1. Have a backyard campout. Pitch a tent or sleep under the stars. If you…

CRMS Student Awarded National Merit Scholarship

CRMS Student Awarded National Merit Scholarship

Colorado Rocky Mountain School student Sarah Teague, a graduating senior who will be attending Yale…

2020 5 Point Film Dream Project Recipients

2020 5 Point Film Dream Project Recipients

During a time of significant uncertainty, one thing is for sure—young people are our future.…

Project Day at CRMS

Project Day at CRMS

On Friday, May 8, 2020, 9th- 11th graders embarked on Project Day - a choose…

Mental Heath Wellness Tips

Mental Heath Wellness Tips

Now, more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves. Ashley Smith, CRMS Director…

Top Ten Vegetables to Plant in your 2020 Victory Garden

Top Ten Vegetables to Plant in your 2020 Victory Garden

In the past few weeks, food shortages (especially fresh produce) have been the norm in…

How to help teens shelter in place

How to help teens shelter in place

This article has been shared from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley. Teens…

Faculty Spotlight: Olivia Pevec

Faculty Spotlight: Olivia Pevec

Blacksmithing Resident Artist Olivia Pevec has a lot of irons in the fire beyond the…

Benefits of the CRMS Active Program

Benefits of the CRMS Active Program

Around 8 p.m. on a Saturday, an unsuspecting Mexican restaurant in Montrose, Colorado, was swarmed…

Connected to the Community

Connected to the Community

Colorado Rocky Mountain School fosters long-standing relationships with the Aspen Valley’s most impactful organizations It’s…

Boarding Schools Build the Resilience that Your Child Needs

Boarding Schools Build the Resilience that Your Child Needs

The real world can be a scary concept—and place—especially when we consider our precious children…

Faculty Spotlight: Monica Perez-Rhodes

Faculty Spotlight: Monica Perez-Rhodes

Monica Perez-Rhodes has made a long journey, from dishwasher to controller at Colorado Rocky Mountain…

Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

For students and parents exploring options for high school, the admission process can be exciting,…

CRMS partners with Aspen Valley Land Trust

CRMS partners with Aspen Valley Land Trust

CRMS partnered with Aspen Valley Land Trust to work on a Riparian Restoration Project on…

Tick Ridge Gets a Facelift

Tick Ridge Gets a Facelift

When you first hear that your student is spending time at a place called "Tick…

Student Spotlight on KDNK

Student Spotlight on KDNK

Student journalist Sarah Teague '20 joined KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl on Booked to talk…

The Recognition System at CRMS

The Recognition System at CRMS

Several times a year, students and their families receive a CRMS report card on progress…

Getting the Most out of your School Visit and Nailing the Interview Process

Getting the Most out of your School Visit and Nailing the Interview Process

For students and parents exploring options for high school, the admission process can be exciting,…

Making the Transition to High School

Making the Transition to High School

Freshman year of high school is a time of immense change for students. CRMS provides…

An Individualized Approach to Mathematics

An Individualized Approach to Mathematics

Most high schools in the United States require all students to take algebra, resulting in…

Wilderness Orientation Q&A

Wilderness Orientation Q&A

Here at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, we have been venturing into the outdoors since our…

Celebrating Our Students’ Spirit

Celebrating Our Students’ Spirit

The CRMS Community Award is the highest recognition the school community can bestow on a…

Honoring Student’s Academic Excellence

Honoring Student’s Academic Excellence

The Academic Excellence Award is conferred on a student whose academic performance during the year…

River Watch Service Crew gives back to broader community

River Watch Service Crew gives back to broader community

Service crews have long been an important part of the CRMS journey and a way…

Successful Strategies for Test Taking Anxiety

Successful Strategies for Test Taking Anxiety

We all experience some level of anxiety before a test. A little nervousness can actually…

Teaching that Stands the Test of Time

Teaching that Stands the Test of Time

“We arrive in the world only partially formed; a culture that has been in the…

Fit Over Rankings

Fit Over Rankings

The stress surrounding the college admissions process causes many families to lose perspective. It can…

The CRMS Recognition System

The CRMS Recognition System

The Recognition System at Colorado Rocky Mountain School has been in existence for fourteen years.…

What’s Boarding School Like IRL?

What’s Boarding School Like IRL?

So, you’re thinking about boarding school. Is it right for you? Sure, the exciting adventures,…

The Importance of Relationships in Learning

The Importance of Relationships in Learning

It is widely understood that human beings are social learners and that everything that we…

Foundations for Adulthood

Foundations for Adulthood

I was living in Harare, Zimbabwe, when I first found CRMS. I was 13 years…

Alumna Spotlight: Claire Noone ’07

Alumna Spotlight: Claire Noone ’07

CRMS alumni Claire Noone speaks with students about community, human rights work and keeping CRMS…

Student Spotlight: Josiah Utsch ’19

Student Spotlight: Josiah Utsch ’19

If you journeyed far out into the Pacific Ocean and down to a depth of…

They also know that we care

They also know that we care

This has been reprinted from a story in the Post Independent, published on December 27,…

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