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School Culture

Carlson Elementary is nestled in the heart of Idaho Springs, Colorado. We cherish the vibrant backdrop of downtown life and the stunning mountain views that surround us. Our close ties with local businesses and community partners help define our identity, reflecting the deep roots many of our families have in Idaho Springs. 


This fall, we will move into a newly renovated building, thanks to Clear Creek voters who passed a bond in 2021 to support our district. This new home will give us a physical space that matches our aspirations for our learning environment, including more outdoor learning space and the opportunity to forge deeper community partnerships.

Our community remains steadfast in its support for Carlson Elementary. We hear the desire for deeper connections and a belief in the innovative work happening within our school. Our local business owners are deeply invested in our success. We share a vision of Carlson becoming a model of innovation, grounded in experiences and connections to our local establishments, crucial in retaining young families and bolstering our local economy. 


With our unique position, supported by community partnerships, trust, and visionary leadership, we are poised to lead the way in shaping the future of education. As we navigate challenges and seize opportunities, we stand united in our commitment to providing the best possible education for our current and future students.

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