Address: 2515 Timberwood Drive, Fort Collins 80528
History and Culture
Traut Core Knowledge School (TCKS) opened in September 1993 and is named for Lena and Evelyn Traut, who taught in Poudre School District for a combined 82 years. TCKS believes the best way to teach reading, writing, and thinking is in the context of a rich, knowledge-based curriculum.
Academics and Activities
TCKS has been established on the basis of five pillars: Parent Partnership, Character Education, Core Knowledge, Mature Literacy, and Student Responsibility. TCKS consistently performs in the top 1% of the state, and has been awarded the John Irwin Award each year it has been available. TCKS has been named a National Blue Ribbon School as well. Students are key partners in Traut Core Knowledge School’s educational goals, and are the beneficiaries of the work done by parents and teachers. Students are responsible for words, actions, and learning and will achieve the desired standards as they fully accept that responsibility.