Estes Park School District R-3

Innovation at Elevation, Learning at a Higher Level

Estes Park School District R-3 Mission

  • 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.  We are dedicated to helping your child achieve his/her highest academic, physical, and social potential.  The mission of our 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.

    Please take time to browse our website.  The entire faculty and staff look forward to working with you in a positive and rewarding school-home partnership.