An IB World School

About Us

Welcome to Bennett Elementary, an IB World School

Please read the Principal's Message for details and helpful links to get you started off right this school year!

Also read the district Back to School Information for Parents and Students at the PSD website.

Bennett Elementary is an International Baccalaureate K-5 school on the west side of Fort Collins.  Our primary goal for all students is to guide and help them develop international mindedness.  Internationally minded IB learners strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective. While high academic performance is important, it is seen as a means to an end. We see daily our students taking action to make our community a better place to live and learn.  We believe students need to be responsible for their own learning and in cooperation with the teacher help make the learning significant and engaging to them.  We strive to bring a global perspective to our learning to help students see and understand big ideas from multiple points of view.  Bennett is an incredible learning community.

Grades: K- 5

Enrollment: 400

Colors: Blue and White

Mascot: Bronco

Bennett opened in fall 1963 and was named for Merle Bennett, founder of PSD’s kindergarten program. Bennett was expanded and remodeled in 1994 and again in 2002, with a major update to the HVAC system in 2016. The playground was updated summer 2005, with a new outdoor classroom installed in 2017.  School Year 2023-24 will be our 60th anniversary of opening our doors to generations of students!  

Learning Culture

Instructional & Enrichment Programs

For more information about Bennett, please look through our website.  If you still have questions, feel free to call our office at 970-488-4750.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.