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How to Apply

The Little School welcomes children and families who are aligned with the school's values and mission. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that students admitted to The Little School will thrive in our dynamic, hands-on and social learning environment. While the regular admission procedure begins in October, almost one year before your child's anticipated entrance, we may have some openings throughout the current school year. We use the online service Ravenna which allows you to set up a profile and then walks you through all the steps. 

We are a welcoming and inclusive community, and The Little School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin. 

Step-by-Step Admission Process

  1. Get to know us.

      Virtual Tours: Attend a small virtual exploration of the TLS program. Various times available during the week. Click on the icon below to schedule a time. If the times available do not work for your schedule, please contact us for other times. 

Virtual Open Houses: Learn more about our school from the perspectives of TLS parents, teachers and staff. 
January 9, 2021, 10-11 a.m. 
March 27, 2021, 10-11 a.m. 

Virtual Admission Events: Meet current parents, our specialist teachers and learn more about our blended indoor/outdoor program. 
December 10, 2020, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Specialist Panel 
January 26, 2021, 9:15-10 a.m. – Early Childhood Information Session 
February 11, 2021, 9-10:30 a.m. – Current Parent Panel 

  1. Tell us about your child.

Submit an Online Application
Please submit a current family picture. A $75 application fee will be collected as part of the process. Fill in the application forms on Ravenna including parent statements describing your child. Through Ravenna we also ask you request an evaluation from your child’s current or prior teacher, if available. 
January 14, 2021 – Kindergarten through fifth grade applications due 
February 15, 2021 – Preschool and Prekindergarten applications due 

  1. Develop a home/school partnership. 
    Personal On-campus Tour
     – After your application is started, we will schedule a time for you to do an on-campus tour to get to know our program and 12.5-acre wooded campus better. 
    Virtual Student Visit – Once your application is complete, we will send you materials to get to know your child as a person and as a learner
    Virtual Family Conversation – During this conversation, you will get another chance to get to know us better as we explore together the TLS experience to see if it is a good match for you and your family. You can sign up for a time on Ravenna starting in February, 2021.


Financial Aid: If needed, complete a financial aid application by February 4, 2021. More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

FAST Financial Aid Application