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At A Glance

We’ve compiled statistical and other information about The Little School from the 2019-20 school year:

Enrollment: 165

Ages: 3-11

Established: 1959

Faculty & Staff: 13 teachers, 6 specialist teachers, 1 school counselor, 1 learning specialist, 10 teaching assistants, 3 Extended Day staff and 12 administrative staff

Special Programs: art; creative movement, music and drama; environmental education; library; P.E. and Spanish

Other Programs: Extended Day, after-school enrichment and break camps

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 (half-day), 8:1 (full-day with TA overlap)

Library: Over 20,000 volumes

Financial Aid Budget: $435,290

Average Aid Award: $13,600

Students Receiving Aid: 19%

Accreditation and Memberships:
Accredited member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) **
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.