At A Glance
We’ve compiled statistical and other information about The Little School from the 2015-16 school year:
Faculty & Staff: 13 teachers, 7 specialist teachers, 1 school counselor, 1 literacy and learning specialist, 9 teaching assistants and 8 administrative staff.
Special Programs: Art, creative movement, environmental education, library, music, P.E./outdoor education and Spanish
Other Programs: Extended Day, after-school enrichment, break camps and summer camp
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 (half-day), 8:1 (full-day with TA overlap)
Library: Over 20,000 volumes
Financial Aid Budget: $349,000
Average Aid Award: $12,000
Students Receiving Aid: 15%
Accreditation and Memberships:
Accredited member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) **
Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS)
Member of Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS)
Member of the Progressive Education Network (PEN)
Approved by the Washington State Board of Education (SBE)
Early childhood classrooms licensed by DSHS Division of Childcare and Early Learning
**What does NWAIS accreditation mean?
The Northwest Association of Independent Schools is a voluntary membership organization that promotes high educational quality for its schools through the establishment and advancement of comprehensive accreditation standards. The Little School is periodically assessed through a process that requires full disclosure and a peer group review process seeking to confirm the congruence between the school’s stated mission and its actual program and services. For more information, please visit the NWAIS Accreditation Overview.