Who We Are

The Roaring Fork Schools offer the more than 5,600 students it serves a unique learning experience with academic rigor, deep relationships, a safe and caring environment, and opportunities for all. The district has 14 schools in the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. Each community has a PreK-12 school continuum that provides consistency and strong school community. Our students’ diverse ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds create rich educational and cultural experiences for the entire school community.

Students learning in makerspace
Learning to Thrive in a Changing World

Starting in kindergarten, we motivate, challenge, and support students through instruction rooted in best practices, engaging learning opportunities, and whole-child supports. All students have access to STEM, outdoor education, the seal of biliteracy, and other specialized opportunities alongside comprehensive art, music, and physical education courses, beginning in kindergarten. Our students program robots, build tiny houses, climb mountains, solve real-world problems, work in and with the community, and more. Through engaging instruction, a wide range of special courses, extracurricular activities, and equitable access to a world of resources beyond the classroom, our students are mastering skills that will help them achieve future success.