Cache La Poudre Elementary, an IB World School, is adjacent to Cache La Poudre Middle IB World School in Laporte. Our attendance area encompasses the mountain communities, the town and rural areas of Laporte, and the northern edges of Fort Collins, giving our school a diverse population. We remodeled in 1993 when 12,885 square feet of classroom space was added and again in 2006 when classrooms were converted to a flex room used for breakfast, lunch, and programs.
Along with CLPMS, our elementary school is the hub of the Laporte community. Parents and community members are extremely proud and supportive of their two schools. Staff members create a child-centered learning environment that focuses on basic skills while challenging and enriching individual students. Our school is a friendly, inviting, and caring place.
CLPE is an International Baccalaureate World School. It is a community of learners where diversity is appreciated, where students are challenged in a caring environment, and where everyone has the opportunity to grow, succeed, and contribute to society. Teaching children reading, writing, and math skills are our primary focus.
Our character education program emphasizes the importance of good character and the need to make good choices.
Instructional & enrichment programs
In addition to basic academic subjects, instruction also includes art, music, physical education, library, computer lab, accelerated reading, Title I, special education, literacy, gifted/talented, and character education. Our PC lab is fully networked for internet access. Students may participate in morning news, choir, student council, peer mediation, and Odyssey of the Mind.
CLPE offers all-day or half-day kindergarten classes and a tuition based before- and after-school child-care program. CLPE is a LINC library site during the summer.
Opportunities for parents
Parents are a vital part of their children’s educational experience. Many opportunities are available for parents to volunteer at our school and with the PTO, which conducts fundraisers and family activities.