Candelas Community Schools

Nurturing the next generation.

Education was a priority for the Church family, the original settlers of the Candelas land. The family donated land and lumber to build one of the area’s first schoolhouses—and it still stands today at the corner of Old Wadsworth Boulevard and West 103rd Avenue.


Providing a solid education for our residents is a top priority at Candelas. The on-site Jefferson County school will offer quality teaching for our community’s youth in kindergarten through 8th grade, and it’s all just a walk, bike ride or short car trip away. Jefferson County School District has already broken ground on Three Creeks K-8 school and they plan to open it for the first classes in Fall of 2017. Jefferson County School District produces students that continue to outperform the state in all grade levels and content areas on CSAP tests—and Jeffco ties for the second-best graduation rate of the nation’s 50 largest school districts.


Until the Three Creeks K-8 school opens its doors in Fall 2017, students living in Candelas will attend the nearby highly acclaimed Jeffco schools of Meiklejohn Elementary School in Arvada and Wayne Carle Middle School in Westminster. High School aged students living at Candelas will continue to attend Ralston Valley Senior High School in Arvada. All the schools are very well-rated by Great Schools, scoring 10, 7 and 10 respectively on a scale of 10. Parents and students alike have wonderful things to say about all of these schools, so parents of students can rest assured that they are buying into a good school district.


But the educational opportunities at Candelas don’t just stop at the grade school level. Two neighboring universities, the University of Colorado, and the Colorado School of Mines, both just a short 15 minute drive from Candelas, offer great continuing education opportunities to college age students.