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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, social learning environment. While the regular admission procedure begins in October, almost one year before your child's anticipated entrance, we also 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: Schedule a school tour or attend an open house or family coffee.

      Tours: Available most weeks. If the times available do not work for your schedule, contact us for other options. 

Open Houses: Bring your child and explore the school.
January 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
March 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon

New Family Coffees: Meet current parents and students.
December 6, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m.
March 26, 2020, 9-10:30 a.m.

  1. Tell us about your child: Fill in the forms.

Submit an Online Application
Kindergarten through fifth grade applications due by January 16, 2020
Applications for preschool and pre-k are due February 10, 2020
A $75 application fee will be collected as part of the process. Please also submit a current family picture.

Teacher Evaluation – Please provide an evaluation from your child’s current or prior teacher.

  1. Develop a partnership: Get to know each other better.

    Student Visit – After your application is complete, we will schedule a time for your child to come and visit so we can get to know them in person.

    Family Conversation – This allows you another chance to get your questions answered and to be assured that our community will be a good match for your child and family.

    Financial Aid: If needed, complete a financial aid application by February 7, 2019. More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

FAST Financial Aid Application