About Our School
School Hours: 9:00 am - 3:38 pm
McGraw Elementary, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, opened in 1992, and is named in honor of Beryl "Brownie" McGraw, long-time PSD educator. McGraw is proud to be a part of Poudre School District and a network of over 4,000 authorized IB World Schools in over 140 countries around the world.
Since 1998, McGraw has offered the IB Primary Years Program in grades K-5. IB promotes the development of international-mindedness and the education of the whole child---academic, emotional, social, physical, personal, and cultural. As a result, our students are equipped to be life-long learners and to make a positive difference in their local and global communities.
McGraw's learning environment is inquiry-based, engaging students in the construction of understanding through their questions, research and reflections. Building on state standards, teachers create units that are structured around a concept-based, transdisciplinary approach to learning. Every student at McGraw receives weekly instruction to develop their competency in a second language (Spanish). McGraw also houses the district Deaf and Hard of Hearing program. Teachers at McGraw are highly trained in differentiation of instruction, inquiry-based teaching approaches, curriculum design, use of ongoing assessments to plan individualized student learning opportunities, Positive Behavior Support and Response to Intervention.
If you have any questions about our school or the learning opportunities we provide to please contact our front office at 970-488-8335.