Estes Park School District

The faculty and staff of Estes Park School District R-3 welcome you and your family to the Estes Valley.  There are approximately 1143 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade attending our schools and about 147 professional and para-professional staff members.  Estes Park School District R-3 is dedicated to helping your child achieve his/her highest academic, physical, and social potential.  The mission of the district, as determined through our school improvement process, is to prepare all students to excel as citizens in a diverse and technological society.

Estes Park R-3 Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens.  Our End Results for students are: 


Estes Park R-3 students will develop and demonstrate proficiency in:
Essential skills – listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematics
Essential content – science; social studies; world cultures and languages; literature; physical and health education; financial, environmental, and information literacy; and the arts. 


Estes Park R-3 students will develop and demonstrate their abilities in:
Critical thinking, reasoning, logic, and innovation
Ethical principles such as integrity, empathy, and respect
Self-motivation, resourcefulness, and creativity
Real-world application of knowledge and skills
Leadership and teamwork skills
Civic duty and stewardship
Personal decision-making and goal setting


Estes Park R-3 students will explore and participate in:
Careers and technical trades, internships, post-secondary options, exchange programs, activities/athletics, and community service. 

Estes Park School District R-3 follows the Colorado Department of Education curriculum standards for the core subjects as well as art, music, and physical education.  Special education, English as a second language, gifted education, and foreign language are examples of additional curricular programs offered at Estes Park School District.  In addition, there are numerous sports, clubs, and other activities that are available to students.

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center 


Located in Estes Park, Colorado, with an enrollment of 72 students, Eagle Rock School implements effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and helps them use their minds well. Eagle Rock School serves adolescents who are not thriving in their current situations, for whom few positive options exist, and who are interested in taking control of their lives and learning. The school serves to educate our students and to provide grounding for our professional development center work of supporting engaging, progressive education practices throughout the United States.

The Professional Development Center works with educators from around the country who wish to study how to re-engage, retain and graduate students. We provide consulting services at school sites around the United States and host educators at our beautiful mountainside campus in Estes Park who wish to study and learn from our practices.

Get to know us better by reading some Quick Facts about our history, students, curriculum and professional development offerings. 


Founded in 2016, Voyager Montessori School is the Estes Valley's first alternative elementary school. The mission is to provide quality Montessori education in an environment which fosters a child's love of learning and a respect for self, others, the community, and the world. Voyager Montessori School uses scientifically-based philosophies to build an individualized curriculum for each child, based on their developmental needs.

Roots Community School

Roots is a new Estes Valley independent elementary school, opening in 2017 for Kindergarten and 1st grade, adding a grade each consecutive year to grade 5. All are welcome!

Mission: Providing a diverse nature-based education accessible to all children that enlivens learning and inspires connection to place and community. Hands-on learning experiences and immersions into nature root our youngest citizens in balance with an ever-changing world.