Littleton Public Schools (LPS) is a premier school district located a few miles south of downtown Denver. LPS is nationally known for its academic excellence. The district serves 28 square miles and includes the majority of the city of Littleton, town of Columbine Valley, and portions of the municipalities of Bow Mar, Centennial, Greenwood Village, and Englewood. With a student population of approximately 15,000, LPS is known for being “big enough to serve you, and small enough to know you.” LPS offers a comprehensive education from preschool through Grade 12. Students attend 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, several alternative programs, a preschool, and two charter schools. LPS offers National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and a high school International Baccalaureate program. Preschool, as well as, half-day and full-day kindergarten options are available (some full-day kindergarten options are free). All elementary schools offer before- and after-school childcare and summer childcare.