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John Kleiber Garfield Elementary

Principal: John Kleiber

720 Colorado Ave. Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 970 613-6000


Mission: Explore, Express, Excel

Garfield Elementary is a school where students, staff, and families explore, express and excel academically and creatively. In partnership with our community, and with a focus on the whole child, we integrate the arts to ignite enthusiasm, deepen understanding, and enhance learning for every child.

Colors: Red, white and black

Mascot: Grizzlies

Loveland area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA); Extended Learning Year

Describe: We are a small, generational school that is deeply connected with our community and neighborhood with a dedicated, collaborative staff; LISA program; strong family commitment and involvement – generous families

Stellar Points: LISA, connected to the Loveland art community; amazing partnerships through LISA; Title school with great student performance

Special Offerings: LISA, extended learning year – summer programs, before and after clubs, all-day kindergarten (Title 1), band (after school)

Extracurricular: After-school art clubs including photography and pottery, choir, band, line dancing, before and after study hall, Odyssey of the Mind, Lego Robotics, Chess, Battle of the Books, Computer Café

Climate: Close-knit, creative, people who honor the history of the school, resourceful, innovative, congenial, collaborative, anything is possible attitude

Accomplishments/Partnerships: Odyssey of the Mind team advanced to World OM Competition in 2012; Martin Luther King essay contest winners; Battle of the Books; staff recognition through the Thompson Education Foundation (principal of the year) and Thompson Education Association; partnerships with Erion Foundation, Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Rialto Theater, arts community, Loveland Parks and Recreation, Larimer County Food Bank, Lowe's ($5,000 grant), Healthy Kids Club, Loveland Public Library, Habitat for Humanity, Turning Point of Larimer County, House of Neighborly Service, Project Self-Sufficiency, Rotary Clubs, and more!

Parents/Volunteers: Phenomenal support from families and former families! "A phone call does the trick!" Active PTA raised money for playground through such activities as carnival, spell-a-thon, and more!

For school history and facility information: See the district's Master Plan.

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