At Cold Spring School, staff is committed to providing a consistently high-quality learning environment by working together as professionals on refining and improving instructional practices. This year's professional development focus is on Visible Thinking Routines. Making a students' thinking visible requires an organizing structure, and the Visible Thinking programs help guide learners' thought processes. The Thinking Routines don't ask students to only list facts. Instead, they encourage students to actively engage with a topic by asking them to think with and beyond the facts they know---asking questions, taking stock of prior knowledge, probing the certainty of their own ideas, and visibly connecting new knowledge to old.
The misison of Cold Spring School is to provide a quality educational program in a secure family atmosphere, which fosters a balance of academic achievement, healthy personal development, social and environmental responsibility, and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Teachers, staff, parents, and the community will work together to create a school environment in which cooperative problem-solving, creativity, and innovative thinking are encouraged, and the unique potential of each individual student and employee is valued and nurtured.