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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PBIS 22-23

Time to celebrate! Cape Elementary has been recognized by the FLPBIS Project as a 2022-2023 PBIS Model School- SILVER Level! We’ve been recognized for our work implementing a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered prevention framework designed to improve and integrate all data, systems, and practices impacting student outcomes. National research shows that full implementation of PBIS leads to reduced exclusionary discipline and improved student and teacher outcomes.

By establishing the PBIS framework, we are developing skills of the students and adults, making system changes to our school environment to enhance school climate, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and using data to identify needed supports for our students and teachers.

As a result of this work, we are being recognized by the FLPBIS Project for achieving Silver PBIS Model School status. This award demonstrates our commitment to positive outcomes for all students and helps us celebrate our efforts of full implementation of PBIS. 


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Click the link below for more information about Cape’s Young Five Program or call Cape Elementary and ask to speak to our Young Five teacher.

Young Five



Please Scan The QR Code Below to View Your Students Artwork through Artsonia.com 







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 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.


For more information please take a look at our Parent Handbook by clicking the link below.


CKC 23-24

  • You must fill out the form and pay the registration fee to enroll.
  • You may drop off payment at Cape’s front office from 8 to 3 Monday through Thursday.
  • If you have any questions, please email our director, Suzanne Cimeno at [email protected]

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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

District Receives $1.2 Million Workforce Development Grant
District Receives $1.2 Million Workforce Development Grant
Posted on 02/26/2024
The grant will allow the District to add or expand career programs that provide students the essential skills required for success in high-demand occu ...
Enrollment Open for Summer VPK Program
Enrollment Open for Summer VPK Program
Posted on 02/23/2024
Registration is now open for families who wish to enroll their children in summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) classes. To qualify students must b ...
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