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How to Apply

The Little School welcomes children and families who are aligned with the school's mission and values. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that admitted students will thrive in our dynamic, hands-on and social learning environment. Developing a strong partnership between our families and the school is key to the success of our program. 

The admission process for the 2025-26 school year begins in October 2024. If you are interested in applying for the 2024-25, the regular application season is over but you can still apply to be in the waitpool. You start your child’s application on Ravenna, our online portal, which allows you to set up a profile and walks you through all the admission steps outlined below.

Application Deadlines
November 17, 2024 Preschool through fifth grade current TLS family sibling applications due.
January 16, 2025 Kindergarten through fifth grade elementary applications due.
February 16, 2025 Preschool and prekindergarten (early childhood) applications due.

On time applicants will be notified of acceptance on Friday, March 21. 2025 through Ravenna.

Applications for kindergarten through fifth grade received after January 11, 2024 and applications for preschool and prekindergarten received after February 11, 2024 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for Financial Aid are due Thursday, February 1, 2025.

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Step-by-Step Admission Process