Welcome to Cape Elementary

A tradition of excellence since 1964!

Cape Elementary School, located in the heart of Cape Coral, was the first school built on the Cape and continues to lead in a tradition of excellence.  The school’s theme, Caring About People Everywhere, pervades all its activities.  The essence of Cape can be captured in phrases like, “small community atmosphere,” “caring people,” and “warm, friendly environment.”  All programs are aimed at educating and nurturing the whole child, while continuing to focus on high achievement and rigorous academic standards.

Our Mission:  To provide a safe and supportive learning community where every student experiences success.

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We have been recognized by the FLPBIS Project as a 2020-2021 PBIS Model School! As a PBIS Model School, we are committed to the effective implementation of PBIS and strive for positive and equitable outcomes for all students. This yea, Model Schools are all at one level- “resilient”  due to the difficulties with the pandemic. We anticipate a return of Gold Model School status for the 21-22 school year.




Celebrations of Learning Times


8:15am to 8:45am


9:30am to 10:00am


9:00am to 9:30am


8:15am to 8:45am


9:00am to 9:30am


*** Celebrations of Learning, end of year awards, will be held via Zoom on the dates below. Classroom teachers will email links closer to the date. ***



Yearbook Link



New Kindergarteners: 

You will receive a letter in the mail in the next week about our screening on June 7th or June 8th. See you soon! 



PTO and SAC Meeting

Cape Elementary Updates



Supply Lists


 Important information and updates will be on our school website, @CapeElem on Facebook and Twitter, and sent out through School Messenger.

Email Ms. Osterholm if you have any questions: [email protected].


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Cape Elementary – Cape Kids Care (CKC)
Before & After School Program
The goal of the Cape Elementary Cape Kids Care (CKC) Before and After School Program is to provide
a pleasurable environment for the children. The program includes recreational activities: 
development of arts and crafts, physical education, computer skills, and social skills will be 
Hours of Operation
 6:15 - 7:30 A.M.
 2:10 - 6:00 P.M.


*** Accepting 22-23 CKC Registrations now ***

For more information please take a look at our Parent Handbook
Before and After School(CKC) Parent Handbook and Registration for 2022-2023

   PBIS 21-22


Performance Class Placement:

Cape Elementary students are grouped in classes based upon their educational performance.  This structure enables our students to learn in an educational environment with students of similar needs and learning rates.  At each grade level, we offer a continuum of classes ranging from intensive reading/language arts to enriched and gifted. In Grades 2nd to 5th we also have a co-teach model with two teachers in the classroom.  Different resources and teaching strategies are used to provide optimal teaching and learning environments at every level. Your child’s academic needs and subsequent academic performance determine classroom placement.  Teachers closely monitor student progress throughout the school year and may recommend a change in classroom placement to better meet the needs of a student.

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School Messenger

Be sure to create an account in School Messenger to continue receiving communication updates from us as the School District is phasing out the ParentLink System. Click  here for more information about how to create an account with School Messenger.


District News

Two students Awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarship
Two students Awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarship
Posted on 05/11/2022
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is honoring two students with this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. ...
Chelsey Ralph Honored as School Nurse of the Year
Chelsey Ralph Honored as School Nurse of the Year
Posted on 05/11/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to congratulate Chelsey Ralph for being selected the 2022 School Nurse of the Year. ...

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