Community Schools

St. Vrain’s Community Schools program provides a safe, structured and positive environment that extends school day learning and supports families in need of before- and after-school care. The program provides a balanced menu of educational, enrichment and recreational activities to promote student achievement and engagement. Our childcare programs are licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services for children ages 5-12.

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Community Schools at Alpine Elementary

Program Manager: Nicole Case, 720-652-8146

Lion's Den: Before- and After-School Care (720-652-8150)
For students in full-day kindergarten through fifth grade

  • Hours: 7am - 6pm, closed on non-school days
  • Registration Fee: Single Child $50 / Family $75
  • Full-Time Tuition (5 days per week): $13 per morning / $13 per afternoon
  • Part-Time Tuition (4 or fewer days per week): $15 per morning / $15 per afternoon
  • Drop In Tuition (less than 48 hours notice): $20 per morning / $20 per afternoon

Alpine Academy: Wraparound Childcare (720-652-8145)
For students in half-day kindergarten and preschool

  • Hours: 7am - 6pm, closed on non-school days
  • Registration Fee: Single Child $50 / Family $75
  • Tuition: $35 per day with preschool enrollment / $45 per day without preschool enrollment

Enrichment Classes

Our Community Schools program offers additional enrichment opportunities to engage students in focused, extended learning programs. Enrolling is easy - simply watch for colored fliers in your child's Thursday folder, fill out the required permission slip and send it in with full payment to your child's teacher or the school office. Classes vary according to interest.

Late Start Days

We offer special programming during district late start days (typically the first Wednesday of every month). Registration and information for specific dates will be sent home in Thursday Folders.

School Out Days

While Alpine Elementary does not have school out care available, the following program sites offer childcare on some non-student contact days but not on days that the district is closed, such as holidays and snow days. Students from Alpine are welcome to register for school out care any of these program sites:

Summer Programming

Summer programming information will be available in the spring through the district website at