Lone Tree elementary is not an assigned school to the RidgeGate neighborhood. However, it is an easy walk and many families choose to optionally enroll here.
Lone Tree Elementary is Douglas County's second elementary magnet school and its first using the instructional model called Highly Effective Teaching (HET).The HET instructional model supports teachers as they create safe, enriched learning environments; write meaningful curriculum based on real locations in our community; plan lessons and inquiries with the multiple intelligence's of their students in mind; and use movement and music to enhance learning. Another aspect of our innovative school design is our Micro-society (R) called Mane Meadows, a community created by children as a microcosm of the real world inside the schoolhouse. The school was designed to provide an innovative educational program for students in Douglas County using experiential, hands-on learning, with real-world problem-solving activities.