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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…

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…

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,…

5 Myths About Boarding School Debunked

5 Myths About Boarding School Debunked

Where and how your child learns can significantly impact their chances for success. A boarding…

Mastering Zen at the Crestone Center

Mastering Zen at the Crestone Center

Our trip to Crestone Mountain Zen Center included 15 CRMS Seniors (12 from Eastern Philosophy,…

Wellness and Teenagers

Wellness and Teenagers

Adults have always worried about the health and well-being of our teens. The teen years…

7 signs you’re boarding school material

7 signs you’re boarding school material

High school is around the corner, and you're wondering what it will be like. You…

Life in the Dorms

Life in the Dorms

For nine months out of every year, Colorado Rocky Mountain School is alive, filled with…

5 tips for parents during the college application process

5 tips for parents during the college application process

Many parents wonder how they can help with the college application process. Here are a…

River Safety Tips

River Safety Tips

As the rivers rise again this spring, I wanted to take a moment to pass…

The Personal Essay for College Admissions

The Personal Essay for College Admissions

It's that time of year at Colorado Rocky Mountain School where the junior class has…

Charting Their Course

Charting Their Course

For ten summers, fifty inner-city kids have filled Colorado Rocky Mountain School classrooms with academic…

Native American Culture and CRMS

Native American Culture and CRMS

The history of Native American culture of the Southwest has been incorporated into the CRMS learning…

Teaching with a Purpose

Teaching with a Purpose

A school is measured to a significant degree by the quality of its teachers. At…

Civil Right Movement Interim Offering

Civil Right Movement Interim Offering

This year, several new Interim offerings were proposed. Look for recaps from the leaders in…

The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

I am sitting with my son on a plane the day he turned thirteen, and…

Happiness

Happiness

As a nation, we seem more obsessed with being happy than at any time before,…

Alumni Spotlight: Peter Olenick

Alumni Spotlight: Peter Olenick

Alumnus Peter Olenick '02 is a freestyle skiing pioneer and an 11-time X-Games competitor who won four…

Alumni Spotlight: Joe Wagner

Alumni Spotlight: Joe Wagner

Joe Wagner, class of 2000, grew up in Napa Valley amidst the vineyards of his…

Scholar In Residence: Immigration

Scholar In Residence: Immigration

How often do you consider the possibility that your firmly held beliefs could, in fact,…

Oystermeister builds community among student-athletes

Oystermeister builds community among student-athletes

What makes a school special? Beyond academics, it is the nurturing of a community, a…

Student Spotlight: Whitton Feer ’18

Student Spotlight: Whitton Feer ’18

CRMS Senior Whitton Feer is more interested in the backcountry than the spotlight; however, recent…

Hanging out with the Head of School

Hanging out with the Head of School

CRMS is an intentionally small student community, and the reasons for this were clear on…

How does water shape us

How does water shape us

Perched as they are at the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers, it…

Building Community

Building Community

The first weeks of any high school experience can be a time of nervous transition…

Alumni Spotlight on Micah Springer ’90

Alumni Spotlight on Micah Springer ’90

I closed the book, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. Stillness...Crickets filled the…

The CRMS Community Bike Sharing Program

The CRMS Community Bike Sharing Program

If you see a student pedaling a yellow cruiser bike around campus and then see…

Faculty Profile Kayo Ogilby

Faculty Profile Kayo Ogilby

Competitive swimming might not seem like a natural pursuit for an adult living in the…

Wild Mustang heads to CRMS

Wild Mustang heads to CRMS

Reprinted from the September issue of Roaring Fork Lifestyle Magazine The students involved in the…

Senior Project is Integral to a CRMS Education

Senior Project is Integral to a CRMS Education

Senior Project is an integral part of a student’s final year at CRMS, requiring students…

Why Your Child Should Attend Boarding School

Why Your Child Should Attend Boarding School

The benefits of attending a boarding school are often untold. A recent Forbes.com article shares…

The Braj

The Braj

Senior Morgan Young stepped up to the microphone at the end of CRMS’ All School…

Top 10 Reading Suggestions for Parents

Top 10 Reading Suggestions for Parents

With my third quarter travel schedule, I have had a lot of time to read…

Top 10 Gardening Tips

Top 10 Gardening Tips

Colorado’s climate with its intense sun, day/ night temperature fluctuations, dry and windy weather can…

College Counseling the Oyster Way

College Counseling the Oyster Way

The ranks of independent college counselors in the United States continue to grow, from an…

Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholar Program

photo: Craig Childs, Visiting Scholar 2017 The Visiting Scholar Program has existed for quite some…

CRMS – A Lifestyle not a Job

CRMS – A Lifestyle not a Job

Virtually anyone associated with Colorado Rocky Mountain School will tell you it’s a unique place,…

The Art of Blacksmithing – An Ancient Art Flourishing at CRMS

The Art of Blacksmithing – An Ancient Art Flourishing at CRMS

The floors and walls of the timbered room are cloaked in black soot that rises…

Horsemanship Program at CRMS

Horsemanship Program at CRMS

The CRMS Horse Program just completed its third year after a historical hiatus of more…

Winter Sports Program in Full Swing

Winter Sports Program in Full Swing

The third quarter Active Program at CRMS is typified by the snow-sport offerings. At the…

Advancing Solar in the Roaring Fork Valley

Advancing Solar in the Roaring Fork Valley

This piece is written by Catherine Lutz, on behalf of Aspen Skiing Company. To view…

Faculty Profile: George Weber

Faculty Profile: George Weber

This week, we feature a member of the Arts faculty, George Weber, Director of the…

Tech Talk

Tech Talk

Tech classes may not seem like a natural fit for a school that's renowned for…

Choosing an Independent School

Choosing an Independent School

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision. It’s where they will spend…

In the Garden That Grows

In the Garden That Grows

There is no doubt, one of the most beautiful times of the year at Colorado…

Wilderness

Wilderness

Colorado Rocky Mountain School begins each school year by having its new students participate in…

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