4100 Caribou Drive; Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone Number 488-5850
Attendance Line 488-5851
Fax Number 488-5852
Grades: Preschool-Grade 5
Colors: Blue and White
Mascot: Mountain Lion
Staff average years teaching experience: 14 years
Education level of teachers: 19 of 32 teachers hold Master's Degree or higher (about 60% of staff)
Linton Elementary School opened fall 1989 and was named after Wayne and Shirley Linton; two dedicated Fort Collins educators. Our building was remodeled in 2013.
Linton is a caring, welcoming and dynamic place! Linton is designated as a Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) school and actively reinforces our P.R.I.D.E. Code. This model establishes and maintains a safe and effective school environment that maximizes academic achievement and behavior competence. Linton’s dedicated staff provides a supportive, enriching learning environment in which all students thrive.
Our curriculum is aligned with Colorado and PSD content standards. With a focus on literacy and math, our staff differentiates to ensure that all students are successful in a rigorous setting. Teachers integrate interactive technology into instruction on a daily basis. Our school also values educating the "whole child" and provides full time specials, Gifted and Talented instruction, and a highly trained math and reading intervention team. Linton provides full- and half-day kindergarten programs, and before and after school childcare and enrichment offerings.
Instructional & enrichment programs
Linton honors that every child has different interests! Enrichment activities include Battle of the Books, ECO Week, Math Olympiad, Art Club, Student Wellness Team, student council, Linton Pride Choir, Early Bird Reader, Mileage Club, student leadership and tutoring opportunities, and intramurals. Other after-school enrichment programs enable Linton students to participate in high-interest, hands-on learning opportunities in six to eight week sessions.
We are a Title 1 School - See documents section for more detailed information.
Opportunities for parents
Linton has an active PTO and School Accountability Committee that play an integral role in our school community. Our Linton Lion’s Dash, Family Valentine Dance, Muffins with Moms/Donuts with Dads, annual Read-a-Thon, and Family Art Show are very popular family events! Volunteers are highly encouraged and typically log more than 5,000 hours annually!
Our community is committed to our mission: “A community school for excellence; making a difference one child at a time.” More than just words, this theme is embedded in all that we do at Linton. Our staff and parents work tirelessly to provide a multitude of opportunities for all children….knowing that each child has unique strengths, talents, interests, and needs! In addition to our solid core content instruction, Linton offers: Choir, Intramurals, Student Council, Mileage Club, Student Wellness Committee, Building Wellness Committee, homework/tutoring club, Field Day, student leadership and tutoring opportunities, Math Olympiad, Linton Lion’s Dash, Early Bird Reader Club, Girl's Science Club (Click on underlined words for link), ECO week, Art Club, Accelerated Reader, Battle of the Books, Original Artworks, Read-a-Thon and several education field trips for students. Our after school enrichment program offers classes such as languages, wellness, science workshops, yoga, mask making, Science Matters, and pottery.
For our parents and families, we are fortunate to have an active PTO, a dedicated School Accountability Committee, and numerous volunteer opportunities on or off site! Our Linton Lion’s Dash, Family Valentine Dance, Muffins with Moms/Donuts with Dads, annual Read-a-Thon, and Family Art Show Dinner are very popular family events! Linton is also the only school to have a “Fathers of the Pride” group specifically geared to dads.
Our school is a caring, welcoming, and dynamic place. Linton is proud to be designated as one of PSD’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Schools (PBIS) and actively reinforces our P.R.I.D.E. Code. This model establishes and maintains a safe and effective school environment that maximizes academic achievement and behavior competence.
Whether you are a current, former, or perspective student and family, please remember you are always welcome at Linton. I encourage you to stop in for a tour so we may personally answer your questions and show you our program. We can also put you in touch with Linton parents who are more than happy to share their experiences.
It will be clear when you enter our building that our students are thriving, our parents and community are very supportive, and our staff members LOVE what they do!
Kristin W. Stolte Principal