“Admissions needs of each class are unique”
The Little School strives to maintain a community where everyone feels welcome and sees themselves and their family reflected and affirmed. This section will introduce you to our admissions criteria and guide you through the details of the application process.
In our admissions decisions, we strive to balance factors such as age, gender, family structure, racial, ethnic, geographic and cultural diversity, children with identified special needs (for whom we reserve a few spots each year). We also look to create a class that will encourage children and families to build community with each other. The Little School is also committed to providing economic diversity through our discounted tuition program. Our approach to admissions reflects our mission to meet the needs of individual children and families, and allows children to learn from and about a vivid and varied social community.
Because the profile and admissions needs of each class are unique, there is no waiting list ranking and no way to predict an applicant’s chances for admission. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page – many of your own questions will be addressed there.
Consistent with The Little School’s focus on families, siblings receive special consideration in admissions and form the core of a class. As a result, we can only accept a limited number of new families to our program (see Anticipated Openings). However, because of the structure of our program, we do not have a single point of entry at the age of three that most schools have. We add children to our two year old, three year old, four year old, and five year old programs.