City of Lone Tree residents have access to first class academics from preschool through graduate school. Elementary schooling is provided by the Douglas County School District, the fastest-growing in the nation (with a growth rate of six to seven percent per year).

Businesses, executives, and families have chosen the South Metro Denver region because of its excellent educational institutions – Douglas County Schools, Cherry Creek Schools, Littleton Public Schools – and it is a big reason why we are home to Metro Denver’s most dynamic economic region.

In addition to traditional academic programs, educational opportunities in Lone Tree include charter schools, non-traditional student programs and numerous Pre-K options. Lone Tree also became home to the University of Colorado South Denver campus in Fall 2014.


In the 2006 election, Metro Denver residents voted for a sales tax increase to make preschool education available to all four-year-olds. The tax raises $11 million annually to support the Denver Preschool Program, which provides tuition credits for up to 4,000 students to attend the preschool program of their choice.


Douglas County schools are distinguished by their small classroom sizes and high educational standards. Results show Douglas County schools exceed state averages in every grade and in every subject tested, topping Metro Denver area schools in 20 out of 26 tests.

Lone Tree is primarily served by six main schools: Lone Tree Elementary School, Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Cresthill Middle School, Rocky Heights Middle School, Rock Canyon High School, and Highlands Ranch High School. Visit the Douglas County School District for more information. 

Higher Education

Lone Tree residents can take advantage of the wide range of higher education resources provided throughout the Metro Denver region, including:

  • Eleven four-year public and private higher education institutions
  •  Five two-year public community colleges
  • 300+ private occupational and technical schools
  • World-class research institutions

Many of Metro Denver's colleges and universities offer non-traditional programs for adults, including evening and weekend options. Distance-learning programs are also available for students and professionals seeking degrees or certifications.

The University of Colorado opened its South Denver campus in the heart of Lone Tree in Fall 2014 so that residents in the South Metro Denver area would have a convenient location to advance their careers through higher education. Visit CU Denver South for more information.

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