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D11 Preschool Locations

Most children attend preschool at their neighborhood elementary school in classes of up to 16 students. Each classroom is staffed by a certified teacher and 2 assistants. Our teachers are highly qualified through the Colorado Department of Education as Early Childhood Special Educators, and many possess a Master’s level college degree. 

Preschoolers attend Monday through Thursday in either a morning or afternoon session. Start and end times vary by location.  Students will experience a literacy-based circle time, a small instructional group, 60 minutes of student-directed play-based learning, an interactive circle time, a family-style snack time, as well as gross motor time on a playground. 

Special Education services are available at each site.  Students identified with special needs receive all related special education services in the classroom alongside their neighborhood peers.  If you have concerns about your child’s development or need more information regarding Special Education evaluations, please see the information about Child Find.


Adams Elementary School

At John Adams Elementary we are 100% committed to the success of your child, socially, emotionally, and academically.  We believe in every child achieving goals and pursuing dreams and we support this philosophy through rigorous personalized learning and by providing unlimited opportunities for children.  At John Adams, you'll find a knowledgeable and dedicated staff that truly has a heart for kids.  In fact, we have been a "Capturing Kids Hearts" school since the 2017-2018 school year.  "Capturing Kids Hearts" believes "when you have a child's heart, you have their mind."

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:35 AM - 10:05 AM, or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:35 PM

Visit Adams Elementary's website!

Adams preschool



Audubon Elementary School

Audubon Elementary School is a Preschool - 5th grade school in the heart of Colorado Springs School District 11.  Audubon opened in 1956 and has been a community school ever since, welcoming families from our neighborhood and other areas of Colorado Springs.  Audubon offers a wonderful and supportive learning experience for all students and families.  Use the buttons on the left side of this page to see what all Audubon has to offer for your child.  

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Audubon Elementary's website!

Audubon preschool



Buena Vista Montessori Elementary School

Buena Vista Elementary, a Public Montessori School, recognizes the potential of the young child and strives to develop each child through a “prepared environment”. Specially trained Montessori teachers and unique teaching materials are utilized. The teacher prepares the classroom, observes the children, directs the work and offers work according to the readiness and needs of each child.

The curricular areas for each child are: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Studies.

In the Montessori “prepared environment” there is a variety of work, as well as a great deal of movement. In a Preschool classroom, a three year old child may be washing dishes after finishing their snack while a four year old child is composing words and phrases with letters known as the Moveable Alphabet. In the same classroom, five-year-old Kindergarten children may be performing multiplication using beads from the Bead Cabinet.

Each of the materials in a Montessori Preschool classroom is designed to teach a lesson and isolate errors so the child can correct it by themselves. Materials usually belong to a succession of lessons, which, in the beginning, are simple and concrete but progressively become more complex and abstract.

D-11 Elementary Preschool Programs available at the following sites Monday-Thursday (no preschool Fridays): 

Preschool offered: Morning (M-F or T/W/R) 7:50am-11:05am, or Full Day (M-F) 7:50am-2:50pm

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Buena Vista Preschool



Chipeta Elementary School

Chipeta is a community united to ensure that all learners grow and thrive. At our school:

  • learning is personalized.
  • learners ask and answer questions in a safe and supportive environment.
  • strong partnerships and family involvement enhance learning.

These attributes contribute to Chipeta being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and a Colorado John Irwin School of Excellence year after year.

Students at Chipeta engage in dynamic experiences which develop the whole child and create vital links between academics and the real world.

Our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to progress through objectives at their own pace, promoting acceleration and the development of essential academic and life skills.

We do so much more than teach reading, writing, and math. A culture of joy and empowerment encourages learners to take their thinking deeper, to wonder, and to inquire. Students take ownership of their learning, which promotes resilience, strengthens self-concept, encourages positive choices, and develops open mindsets about learning.

Visual and performing arts classes coupled with after-school enrichment opportunities motivate children to discover and develop their passions and talents.

Chipeta Elementary School is a fantastic place for children, families and staff to learn, grow, and thrive!

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Chipeta Elementary's website!

Chipeta preschool



Columbia Elementary School

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.     

As an arts integrated school in District 11, Columbia Elementary’s purpose is to engage learners in a connected and empowering community, where critical thinking, curiosity, and wonder are nurtured through inquiry and arts for all.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Columbia Elementary's website!

Columbia preschool



Edison Elementary School

Edison Elementary will establish a culture of collaboration

among students, families, and the community to ensure,

self-motivated, critical-thinking students.

Mission Statement

We will empower students by providing opportunities to:

· grow as an individual and as part of their community

· develop critical thinking skills to be successful in the 21st century

· learn skills to pursue their passion and prove their potential

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Edison Elementary's website!

Edison preschool



Freedom Elementary School

Our mission as a school community is to inspire a sense of wonder and a joy of learning as we prepare students academically and socially for a global environment.  The Freedom Falcons will work together within a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals are respected and treasured.  Our journey will develop confident citizens.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM 

Visit Freedom Elementary's website!

Freedom preschool



Fremont Elementary School

Fremont Elementary is a neighborhood school centrally located in Colorado Springs. Our mission, vision, and core values are aligned to District 11 and drive instructional practices throughout the building.

Fremont, a Title 1 school, serves about 360 students, pre-K through 5th grade. We offer a Gifted Magnet Program to students identified as gifted in grades 3 - 5 and are proud to meet the needs of all students through targeted interventions, English Language learner services, and special education services.

Our well-trained, dedicated staff works collaboratively to bring out the best in every student. We use Capturing Kids Hearts processes and student voice to create a safe, welcoming environment. Our Random Acts of Kindness lessons address social and emotional learning standards. We have 2 full-time mental health providers to support the needs of students and staff.  

Parent involvement is highly valued at Fremont. All parents and guardians are invited to attend our monthly School Accountability Committee (SAC) meetings to offer input to improve Fremont. Our strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA) supports students and staff by sponsoring or helping with family and school events. We encourage participation at our many family events hosted throughout the year.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Fremont Elementary's website!

Fremont preschool



Henry Elementary School

Patrick Henry Elementary School is a Preschool-5th grade school on the Southeast side of Colorado Springs School District 11. Patrick Henry opened in 1971 and has been a strong-knit community school, welcoming families from our neighborhood and other areas of Colorado Springs. Patrick Henry is a National Showcase Capturing Kids’ Hearts School, which means we are a model school for how we build relationships with students, care about families, and work to make every student feel valued and safe. The Henry Elementary School staff is dedicated to making learning fun and challenging for our students. We have a state-of-the-art STEAM lab with 3-D printers and Sphero robots. With exciting before and after school clubs and sports, Henry has something special for every student!  

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM -2:50 PM

Visit Henry Elementary's website!

Henry preschool



Howbert Elementary School

Howbert Elementary is an outdoor and environmental education pathways school in School District 11, with the vision of being the premier outdoor learning elementary school in the Pikes Peak Region. 

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM -10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM 

Visit Howbert Elementary's website!

Howbert preschool



Jackson Elementary School

Welcome to Jackson Elementary School! All of us here at Jackson Elementary work to ensure the success of each and every one of our students.  The students, staff, parents, and community members are the heart of what makes Jackson stand out above the rest. Working together as a team, we make this a fantastic place to be.

Jackson is proud to be a PreK through 5th grade AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) school. We use strategies on a regular basis to help students access their instruction through WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies. Students are considerably more organized in their learning, thinking, and processing.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Jackson Elementary's website!

Jackson preschool



Keller Elementary School

Helen Keller School was founded in 1971. We are located in the Northeast part of Colorado Springs. Our school currently serves 495 students ranging from Preschool-5th grade. We offer many programs including STEAM Club, Spirit Singers, Cross Country, Liberty Day, 5th Grade Camp, Prodigy Club, JOI Club, Multi-Cultural Club, Craft Club.

Preschool offered Monday - Thursday, Morning 7:50am-10:20am or Afternoon 11:05am-2:50pm

Visit Keller Elementary's website!

Keller preschool



King Elementary School

King Elementary School has been serving the Colorado Springs community since 1984.  The student enrollment averages 400. The King staff is dedicated to providing a quality education for every student enrolled at our school.  

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit King Elementary's website!

King preschool



Madison Elementary School

James Madison Elementary School is a place where every student matters and every student achieves. 

Madison Elementary has a rich history of academic success and achievement. We pride ourselves on being a school of constant innovation and educational advancement. Providing our students with the building blocks of understanding, while giving them the tools they need to succeed.

James Madison Elementary offers an integrated and challenging curriculum, which places students at the center of the learning process. Our staff is dedicated to supporting every child as they reach new heights of achievement and educational opportunities. Beginning in Fall of 2018, we began the implementation of a S.T.E.M. program. S.T.E.M. is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in five specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Madison is committed to using S.T.E.M. as an access ramp to educational content, digital classrooms, coding and robotics, design thinking and more. Creating a culture of learning that will fill our halls with curiosity and achievement. Vocal music, drama, and instrumental classes are included in our extensive arts program. Our Visual Arts Class helps students develop the ability to concentrate, consider various points of view, problem solve, think creatively, work as a member of a team, and persevere in a task. As an arts-based school, our students fill the halls with their artwork and projects.

Welcome to James Madison Elementary School!

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM or Afternoon 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Visit Madison Elementary's website!

Madison preschool



Martinez Elementary School

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both. - The Kennedy Center

Our Arts-Integration Identity Statement:

As an arts- integrated school in District 11, Martinez Elementary's purpose is to create a collaborative culture where individual agency and community partnerships empower learners through arts for all.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Martinez Elementary's website!

Martinez Preschool



McAuliffe Elementary School

Christa McAuliffe Elementary at Cimarron Hills launched on August 16th, 2007 and has been serving the Cimarron Hills community ever since.  We offer every child the opportunity to receive personalized learning opportunities through differentiated instruction, technology integration, and collaboration.  

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit McAuliffe Elementary's website!

McAuliffe Preschool


Midland Elementary School

Midland Elementary in southwest Colorado Springs is a small, closely knit educational community that inspires students to be their best. We recognize that our students come from all walks of life and and have varying needs, both at school and at home. Our experienced educators foster a community of cooperation and opportunity for the students to ensure that all Midland kids reach their highest potential.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, 7:35 AM - 3:05 PM

Visit Midland Elementary's website!


Monroe Elementary School

Welcome to James Monroe Elementary School!

At James Monroe Elementary every student is inspired to achieve jaw-dropping academic success and positive character development. We create strong family and community relationships while valuing and affirming diversity. 

Our Vision and Mission

We dare to empower the whole student to profoundly impact our world. 

We are a dynamic, collaborative community of energized educators, engaged students and supportive partners with a passion for continuous learning.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Monroe Elementary's website!

Monroe preschool



Penrose Elementary School

Student-centric learning environments enrich the mind, spark the imagination, and ignite intellectual risk-taking to motivate students to become the best they can be. 

Why Project Based Learning?

PBL makes school more like our modern world, aspiring to cultivate independent workers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.  From growing a garden to designing and marketing an instrument, learners can't wait to engage in authentic activities.  Collaborating to create and present their product, students employ critical thinking, technology, and other essential Next Generation skills while mastering curriculum standards.

Project Lead the Way

Penrose Elementary is excited to announce that starting in August 2017, we will be a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school.  PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S.  We create an engaging environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world.

We set expectations high. We inspire students to believe in their abilities, test their limits, and question what is possible.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM or Afternoon 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Visit Penrose Elementary's website!

Penrose preschool



Rogers Elementary School

Honor the Learner and Raise Achievement
Nurture, Protect, Respect, Inspire, Lead Rogers is the place to be.
Take advantage of our dual language immersion program in Spanish. 
Become part of our learning community with a proven record of academic growth. 
Enjoy a variety of before/after school activities. 
Get involved as a parent in your child’s education.

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 8:05 AM - 10:35 AM or Afternoon 11:20 AM - 3:30 PM

Visit Rogers Elementary's website!

Rogers preschool



Rudy Elementary School

With a breathtaking view of Pikes Peak, Rudy Elementary is proudly located in a northeast neighborhood of Colorado Springs. Built in 1978, and named for the first woman principal in Colorado Springs, Anna M. Rudy Elementary offers personalized learning through high quality instruction and technology integration for preschool through 5th grade students. We prepare students to be creative, collaborative, innovative, and flexible learners to meet the demands of the 21st century.  

Rudy has a solid reputation for high academic standards and achievement along with a safe and welcoming school environment. Complementing our academics, we offer Music, Art, Physical Education, Band and Orchestra. Gifted and Talented and Special Education programs are available for those who qualify. Additionally, we offer on-site daycare for before and after school, as well as many extended day opportunities for students to be involved: Student Council, Choir, Sports Challenge, Battle of the Books, Typing, STEAM and Computer, and the YES club. 

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Rudy Elementary's website!

Rudy preschool



Scott Elementary School

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Scott Elementary's website!

Scott preschool



Stratton Elementary School

Stratton Elementary is a diverse community 
focused on developing life-long learners through collaboration, innovation and fun.

Gifted Magnet Program

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH)

Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH)

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Stratton Elementary's website!

Stratton preschool



Taylor Elementary School

Established in 1953, Taylor Elementary School sits nestled on the southwest corner of Patty Jewett Golf Course in a well-established neighborhood. Its serene location along a newly developed park emulates Taylor's commitment towards community partnerships. 

We serve approximately 250 students. Our fabulous staff is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our students achieve success. We strive for academic excellence for all children while simultaneously focusing on the development of the whole child. We work to ensure a healthy balance between academic content, character development and developing 21st century learners who can think deeply and learn collaboratively. We also offer a multitude of enrichment programs such as intramural sports, music programs, PTA events, afterschool computer club, student council, and a gamut of other activities to engage students' interests.

The success of our school is due to a partnership between dedicated staff and our supportive parents and community who believe in our kids! Our combined efforts and collaboration ensure achievement for all of our students. Our kids are worth whatever it takes!! 

We personally welcome you to drop by and experience our learning community in action!

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM or Afternoon 11:05 AM - 2:50 PM

Visit Taylor Elementary's website!

Taylor preschool



Trailblazer Elementary School

Trailblazer is a beautiful campus on the northwest side of Colorado Springs, near Ute Valley Park.  Our students learn inclusively through place-based education where we not only explore within the classroom, but also out in the community.  Students participate in monthly expeditions that give them a direct experience to the wider world, and facilitate connections to community needs and how to meet them.  Our school values student-shared ownership of learning through reflective practices, goal progress and opportunities to pose questions.  We form partnerships with local organizations, and open doors for our students so they can drive education forward while making a positive difference in their own lives, in our school, our community, and our world.

At Trailblazer, we’re going places!

Preschool offered Monday – Thursday, Morning 7:45 AM – 10:15 AM or Afternoon 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM 

Visit Trailblazer Elementary's website!

Trailblazer preschool



West Elementary School

We are a dynamic, collaborative community of energized educators, engaged students and supportive partners with a passion for continuous learning.

Mission Impact

Each student will develop personal, social, and cultural competencies and apply them intentionally in their lives.

We Believe:

  • In the inherent worth of every individual and the power of equitable practices to unleash potential.
  • Healthy relationships provide mutual understanding and enhance life.
  • Continuous learning nourishes life.
  • Integrity is fundamental to building trust

West Campus is a building with a long and storied history, dating back to 1924, and has been an integral part of the Westside Community and Old Colorado City for over 90 years. The West Campus offers comprehensive elementary and middle school programs with opportunities designed to meet the individual needs of primary and middle level students. We believe in the power of high expectations and take a "no excuses" approach to student achievement. Our school community is relentless in ensuring that all children have access to effective instructional strategies and challenging academic content. The staff continually strives to prepare children for the challenges of tomorrow. We believe that lifelong learners have excellent beginnings at West Campus. Additionally, we offer programs for gifted learners, those for whom English is a second language, and we have a broad range of activities including art, music (choir, band, and orchestra), physical education for all and PLTW Launch for elementary school students. There are numerous before and after school clubs and activities providing opportunities for students to participate academically, athletically, and socially. West's "small school atmosphere" is said to be "the best kept secret on the Westside".

Preschool offered Monday- Thursday, Morning 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM or Afternoon 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM 

Visit West Elementary's website!

West preschool



Wilson Elementary School

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Colorado Springs lies on the eastern edge of District 11's boundaries. It was constructed in 1969 and remodeled extensively in 2007. The average student population is 350 with an average class size of 22. Wilson is a School-Wide Title I school. Although not included in our student population count, there is also a School District 11 Preschool housed in our building.

Preschool offered Monday, Thursday, 8:20 AM - 3:50 PM

Visit Wilson Elementary's website!

Wilson Preschool