Address: 515 Irish Drive, Fort Collins 80521
History and Culture
Irish Elementary School, named after Jean Irish, a former PSD teacher and principal, offers a research-based dual-language immersion program. Starting in Kindergarten, reading, math and content instruction are given in both English and Spanish so that students become both bilingual and bi-literate while meeting or exceeding Colorado and PSD expectations.
Academics and Activities
As a Title I school, Irish Elementary collaborates to ensure all students reach excellence and success through individualized learning opportunities. To achieve the goal of high academic growth, Irish offers a wide continuum of services ranging from intense intervention support to a variety of enrichment options.
Special programs include Early Childhood, Integrated Services, daily intervention/enrichment blocks, Gifted & Talented, Wellness, and Positive Intervention Behavior Support (PBIS). We also offer a comprehensive after school program that includes activities such as sports, arts and crafts, music, Taekwondo, leadership, and before and after school BASE camp childcare. Unique to Irish is a kindergarten program, Tools of the Mind, which builds strong foundations for academic and social success.