About Evans International Elementary School

Evans International Elementary School, located in Sand Creek Zone at 1675 Winnebago Road in Colorado Springs, is the only elementary school in District 49 to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and its educators continue to strengthen the program through rigorous training and reflection.


The PYP curriculum focuses on inquiry based teaching and concepts with local and global significance. PYP develops essential skills, such as research, communication and social skills. The curriculum fosters positive attitudes such as tolerance, respect and responsibility. IB provides a framework for teaching focusing on best practices and inquiry, used to meet district and state standards. Educators believe that inquiry-based learning increases student engagement and motivation. Through PYP, teachers are receiving continuous training to learn how to plan and teach trans disciplinary lessons that support other programs already in place.

The PYP program places an emphasis on educating the whole child. With that, educators integrate music, physical education, art, technology and Spanish classes into grade level appropriate units and instruction. They also offer classes in special education, English Language Development, classroom guidance and media.

All reading, writing and math instruction is differentiated within the regular classroom to ensure students receive explicit instruction in the skills they need at their level. Reading and writing instruction is delivered in a small group setting through the Every Child a Reader and Every Child a Writer programs. With the professional learning community model, staff members continually work to plan reading, writing and math instruction aligned to the state standards, using the best resources possible.


After school activities include basketball, choir, jump rope, golf, bowling, and piano. Students are also active in Landsharks running club, Battle of the Books, orchestra, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Lego Robotics Club.


An involved parent community, including an active Parent Teacher Organization and School Accountability Committee, supports the school. Along with administration and teachers, these organizations sponsor educational programs at the school and help it acquire money through various fundraisers. Other activities that involve parents and community are family nights, carnivals, Santa’s workshop and various events that support IB units of inquiry.

Sand Creek Zone Overview

Based on Sand Creek Zones outlined goals, all schools will continuously strive for increased student achievement as measured by international, national, state and local standards; all students will attend schools comprised of high performing, collaborative teams of educators; and through a consistent process of innovation, the zone will engage its community. Three of the schools, Evans International Elementary School, Horizon Middle School and Sand Creek High School, encompass the only K-12 International Baccalaureate feeder system in eastern Colorado Springs. As an internationally accredited, rigorous and engaging educational program, the International Baccalaureate is a large part of the zone's identity. All of its schools, including Springs Ranch Elementary School and Remington Elementary School, offer a first class education for students with diverse interests and needs, and each extends sound, research-based educational services to each student. As a result, educators value and expect beneficial engagement among all students. They offer gifted and talented services, performing and visual arts, full-day kindergarten at no cost to families, and a wealth of extra-curricular activities for students at all levels.
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving
  • Academic Intervention
  • Media, Arts, Communications
  • Community Service Learning

SCHS Class of 2016 Graduate Profile

In Sand Creek Zone, educators focus on developing tomorrow’s leaders as...

  • Principled and caring
  • Culturally engaged
  • Contributors serving the community
  • Collaborative leaders
  • Effective communicators
  • Efficient users of technology Self-directed scholars
Critical Thinkers
  • Problem-solvers
  • Reflective
  • Flexible and creative

Portfolio of Schools

Portfolio of Schools District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.
District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.

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