Our beautiful 12-acre campus was designed with progressive education in mind. The Meadows Building houses classrooms for our younger students. In these rooms you will see that the size of the room is reflective of the size of the students. Spaces are smaller, and tables and sinks are lower to be easily accessible. The rooms are configured with areas for classroom meetings, reading and the vast array of learning opportunities that present themselves throughout the school day.
As our students get older and move to the Woods Building, their developmental needs are accommodated with larger spaces and desk or table areas which can be used for both individual and small group activities. Between each pair of classrooms, or pod, is a kitchen that is used regularly for additional learning explorations. Classroom meetings continue to be an integral part of the school day for our Woods students, and the rooms are set up to reflect that while also providing areas for learning in a variety of content areas in authentic and meaningful ways.
In our Library Learning Center, students are certain to find a number of books to interest them among its more than 20,000 volumes. Additionally, there are a number of cozy areas to become immersed in quiet reading or share a literary discovery with friends. Teachers, parents and guardians are also invited to make use of the extensive curriculum and child development offerings.
Learning continues beyond the classroom in our stunning outdoor spaces. Like most other schools, The Little School has age-appropriate playground equipment such as tire swings and climbers. However, what sets us apart are the extensive green spaces available to our students every day. Teachers may take students to the garden to tend the plants or learn about the growing cycle, or they may venture into the outdoor classroom to learn about shelter building or so the natural beauty can inspire artistic creations. Students may play Capture the Flag on the Big Field during Outside Time, or stay and play after school while their families also take the time to connect. The covered court, labyrinth and 6 acres of woods provide even more areas for reflection, engagement, play and learning.