Experience Centered Seminars (ECSs) are an integral part of the Upper School program and give our students the skills necessary to conduct large-scale investigations in college and beyond. Each March, students participate in a single three-and-a-half week course of study chosen from a wide variety of seminar offerings, from Geology of the Southwest to Journalism to Life in Cameroon. By demanding direct, active participation and hands-on engagement in an experiential setting, ECSs optimize critical thinking, organized inquiry, and in-depth analysis. Students are expected to synthesize their learning in oral and written presentations, journals, group projects, and tests. The ECS experience—local, regional, national, and international—sets our students apart as they move into the collegiate world and beyond.
- 2011 ECS Offerings
- 2012 ECS Offerings
- 2013 ECS Offerings
- 2014 ECS Offerings
- 2015 ECS Offerings
- 2016 ECS Offerings
- 2017 ECS Offerings
- 2018 ECS Offerings
- NEW! 2019 ECS Offerings
The Colorado Springs School is committed to making Experience Centered Seminars accessible
to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds. Two scholarship programs have been
established to provide financial assistance to students who declare a first choice ECS that
This year, students will receive a Google Form linked to their CSS Gmail accounts to fill out a scholarship application.