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At A Glance

We’ve compiled statistical and other information about The Little School for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Current Enrollment: 208
  • Percent International Families: 53%
  • Percent of Families with Two or More Languages Spoken at Home: 48%
  • Percent of Families Who Identify as Families of Color: 63%
  • Ages Served: 3-11
  • Established: 1959
  • Faculty & Staff:
    • 19 teachers
    • 6 specialist teachers
    • 1 school counselor
    • 1 learning specialist
    • 10 associate teachers
    • 6 Extended Day staff
    • 12 administrative staff
  • Special Programs: art; creative movement, music and drama; environmental education; library; technology, engineering and design; and P.E.
  • Other Programs: Extended Day, Summer Camp and break camps
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1 (early childhood), 8:1 (elementary)
  • Library: Over 20,000 volumes
  • Financial Aid Budget: $620,419
  • Average Aid Award: $20,014
  • Students Receiving Aid: 15%


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.