About Santa Fe

Carlos Gilbert Elementary School

300 Griffin Street , Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501


About Carlos Gilbert Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: K - 6
Enrollment: 337

School’s Mission:
The mission of Carlos Gilbert Elementary School is to provide quality educational opportunities for all students.

To address the mission the Carlos Gilbert Community will:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment where everyone enjoys teaching and learning;
  • Offer a strong standards based Kindergarten-6th grade curriculum;
  • Focus on quality researched based instructional strategies; and
  • Create an environment where students, parents, staff and the community are partners in the educational process and achievement of all students.

Our School’s Operations and Functions:
Carlos Gilbert Elementary School has provided three generations of Santa Fe families a high quality education for over sixty years. Located within walking distance of the downtown Santa Fe Plaza, Carlos Gilbert is the only two story elementary school in our District. Our location downtown provides students with many opportunities to experience arts and culture at our local performing arts venues and downtown museums. We encourage parent and community participation and partner with the Los Alamos National Bank and First Presbyterian Church among other local businesses and arts organizations. Many of our parents work within walking distance of Carlos Gilbert and can be found in classrooms volunteering or visiting their children over the lunch hour. Carlos Gilbert has an active student council, Parent, Teacher, Kids (PTK) organization and ongoing Character Counts! education.

Why Our School is Great:

  • National Geographic GeoBee
  • Annual Spelling Bee
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Art
  • Partnership with First Presbyterian Church
  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Physical Education
  • Character Counts!
  • Chess Club
  • Reading Buddies
  • Cheerleading
  • St. Michaels and Santa Fe Preparatory School Partnership
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Swimming Program
  • Music
  • National Dance Institute (NDI)
  • Wrestling
  • After school program funded by parent fees
  • Student Council
  • Blackhawk Book Club
  • Young Astronauts