Colorado Springs Back to School Guide

Thank you to Pikes Peak Athletics and K-12 powered online schools for sponsoring our Back to School Guide.
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The new school year is upon us and we want to help make the transition as simple as possible for you. Our Back to School Guide is filled with resources and tips to help your family start the school year off on the right foot.

What you will find in this year’s Back to School Guide:

  • Our team’s favorite Back to School items that are sure to help you and your kiddos start the year off on the right foot.
  • Nearby day camps and after-school activities that will get your kids exercising, socializing, and developing their talents.
  • A roundup of school year related articles from current and former Co Springs Mom Contributors.

A big thank you to our sponsors, Pikes Peak Athletics and K12-Powered Online Schools, for making this guide possible.

Pikes Peak Athletics

The heart of our swimming lesson program at Pikes Peak Athletics is the commitment to fostering a lifelong love for swimming while prioritizing safety and skill mastery. By combining small group lessons, private instruction, and a clear path to our swim team, we ensure that every swimmer leaves our program not only equipped with vital water safety skills but also empowered to excel in the world of competitive swimming.
Dive into the journey of swimming excellence at Pikes Peak Athletics today!

K12-Powered Online Schools

Discover the possibilities with Colorado K12-powered online schools  

Wondering if a K12-powered education is right for your student? K12 sets students up for success with interactive curriculum and high-tech, hands-on learning from the comfort of home.

K12-powered schools provide an online option for a high-quality, personalized learning experience. With innovative technology, inspiring teachers, and a dynamic, interactive curriculum, students can thrive, find their passion, and learn at the pace that’s right for them!

Explore Destinations Career Academy of Colorado’s 4-12 grade schools, Colorado Preparatory Academy’s K-12 grade schools, or Pikes Peak Online School for students grades 9-12 today!

Enrollment is still open for some schools – apply today!

Our Contributors Share Their Back to School Must-Haves

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Yumbox Original Leakproof Bento Lunch Box

Preparing lunches is easy with Yumbox. This leak-proof design includes 5 1/2 cup compartments and one additional well for a dip or treat. It is easy for little hands to open and ideal for little ones up to age 8.

Skechers Slip Ins

Skechers Hands-Free Slip Ins

For kiddos who struggle to take shoes on and off, Skechers Slip Ins are a great solution. With many styles and sizes to choose from for boys and girls, there is sure to be a design your little one loves.

Food Picks

FATLODA 100PCS Food Picks

Make lunchtime even more fun with Faltoda’s food picks. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are easy to clean.

Phomemo D30 Label Maker Machine

Phomemo D30 Label Maker Machine with Tape

Label your child’s belongings with this easy-to-use Phomemo label maker. No ink, toner, or ribbon is required. Simply print from the companion app, easy peasy. The days of digging through the giant lost and found piles are over.

Eddie Bauer Rain Jacket

Eddie Bauer Boys’ 3-in-1 Insulated Windbreaker Rain Jacket 

These Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 jackets are great and hold up really well. It combines a heavy-duty jacket, rain jacket and fleece.

Zenni Optical

Zenni Eyeglasses

Accidents happen and when they do, Zenni eyeglasses will come to the rescue These inexpensive high-quality prescription glasses make a great backup pair.

Day Camps and After School Fun

Your kids work hard while in school, break up the school week with fun day camps and after-school activities that will get them exercising, socializing and developing their talents.

Swimming Lessons

Pikes Peak Athletics: 602 Elkton Drive, 1880 Weiskopf Point, 125 E. Clubhouse Drive, and 1111 N. 31st

SafeSplash Swim School: 13171 Bass Pro Dr.

PPYMCA: Various Locations

Little Fins Swim School: 2233 Academy Place and 1625 Medical Center Point

Donna’s Dolphins Swim School: 5470 Powers Center Point #130

British Swim School: 7245 Commerce Center Dr. and 9805 Federal Dr.


Flipshack: Weekly gymnastics, tumbling, and urban gym classes, 1789 S. 8th Street

Aerials: Weekly gymnastics, parkour, and Shangri-La Aerial Arts classes, 3536 Hartsel Drive

Precizion509: Weekly gymnastics and urban gym classes, 7235 E U.S. Hwy 24

Kinetic Gymnastics: Weekly gymnastics and tumbling classes, 30 Widefield Blvd #E

Stars Gymnastics: Weekly gymnastics and tumbling & tramp classes, 3870 Mallow Rd.


Dance Unlimited: 7850 N. Academy Boulevard

Colorado Ballet Society: 8570 Criterion Drive #154

Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance: 1595 York Road

Kemper Dance Academy: 3958 N. Academy Blvd Suite 106

Turning Pointe School of Dance: 5540 Library Lane

Jillian’s School of Dance: 5229 Galley Rd.

Elevation Dance Academy: 5958 Stetson Hills

Synergy Dance Academy: 1759 S 8th St.

Kicking and Climbing

Soccer Buddies: Various Locations

Soccer Shots: Various Locations

Soccerhaus: 4845 List Dr.

CityROCK: 21 N Nevada Ave.

Altitude Ninja Gym: 750 Garden of the Gods Rd, Suite 125.

Lost Island Ninja: 6060 Hollow Tree Court, 1825 Dominion Wy.

Martial Arts

United States Karate Academy: 207-A West Rockrimmon Blvd, 1769 S. 8th Street, and 4868 Galley Road

Coppock’s Kenpo Karate Academy: 5923 N. Academy Blvd.

Calvary Family Martial Arts & Fitness: 2361 N. Academy Blvd

Family Martial Arts: 3239 South Academy Blvd #140

U.S. Taekwondo Center: 16328 Jackson Creek Pkwy., 5799 Stetson Hills Blvd. Ste# 110.

Universal Kempo Karate Schools: Numerous locations in Monument, Colorado Springs and Falcon.

Z-Ultimate 5146 N Academy Blvd Ste A

Bemis School of Art: 818 Pelham Pl

Pikes Peak Artist Collective: 2708 West Colorado Ave., Suite C

Cottonwood Center for the Arts Youth Classes: 427 E Colorado Ave

Kids Can Draw Fine Arts Classes: 3617 Betty Dr. Suite S.

Colorado Springs Conservatory: 415 S. Sahwatch St

School of Rock: 7535 N Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale: 1409 Palmer Park Blvd

Academy of Children’s Theatre: 2314 Vickers Drive

Starz Theatre Company: 5540 Library Lane

CYT Colorado Springs: 3995 Timber Ln.

Heartspace Workshops: 1235 Lake Plaza Dr. Ste 230

Kids On Yoga: 5740 Carefree Cir N, Ste 260.

4-H Club: Various Locations

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Bento Lunch Article
Homemade Meals Article
Helping Kids Deal With Change Article
Reward Ideas Article
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Empowering Your Child
Lead and Follow Well Article