Virtues & History


Quick Facts

Sponsoring School District: Poudre School District R-1, Fort Collins, CO
Opening Date: Sept. 2, 1997
Grade Levels: K-12
 at LCS K- 6
 at LCHS 7-12
Class Size: 29
Current Enrollment: 1147
Student Profile: 5.1% on Free and Reduced Lunch, 8.2% non-white


Program Highlights

100% Core Knowledge Curriculum, enhanced science curriculum, emphasis on fairness in education and parental involvement, relaxed uniform dress code. Refer to dress code page for more information.

Curriculum Highlights

Core Knowledge Sequence, additions in science from Project 2061, Singapore Math, Riggs Writing Road to Reading, Open Court reading program with strong phonics & literacy. Refer to high school page for more information.


Spelling Bee, Eco-Week for 6th graders, intramural basketball and competitive athletics (volleyball, basketball, track), Writer’s Guild, Student Council, Fall Festival, May Fest, Winter Carnival, primary grade celebrations such as Roman Holiday and Colonial Days, Music programs, Ensemble, Band, Orchestra, Talent Show, Science Fair, Indoor Soccer, Olympic Day and more!  Refer to high school page for more information.

Mission Statement

The mission of Liberty Common School is to provide excellence and fairness in education through a common foundation. This is achieved by successfully teaching a contextual body of organized knowledge, the values of a democratic society, and the skills of learning. In short, we teach common knowledge, common virtues, and common sense.


Liberty’s Board of Directors is comprised of 7 elected parents who oversee and establish educational and operational policies of the school. The Board meets once a month to discuss school operations and hear reports. All meetings are open to the public.

School Accountability

Goal 1

LCS will exceed state standards, and the district % of students scoring at or above proficient on CMAS reading and math tests.

Goal 2

The standard deviation for levels tests will show a narrower spread in comparison with district results in grades K-6.


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