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 continues to be a priority. Our brand-new, on-site Jeffco Public School—Three Creeks K-8—is offering top-notch teaching for our community’s youth in kindergarten through 8th grade. And since kids can walk or bike to class, you don’t need to hassle with car or school bus trips. Jefferson County School District produces students that continue to out perform 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.


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.