• 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)

    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, before and after clubs, all-day kindergarten (Title 1), band (after school)

    Extracurricular: After-school art clubs including photography and pottery, choir, band, before and after study hall, Destination Imagination, 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, jog-a-thon, Winter Market, and more!

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