The mission of The Little School is to keep alive each child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, to support balanced social and academic skill development, and to foster community minded, compassionate and intrinsically motivated students.
The “Little” in our name refers to the sense that a child has of being known in a familiar environment – not to the size of our facilities. Our 12-acre wooded campus, friendly classrooms, and 20,000-volume library are the ideal setting for an approach that values creativity, exploration, and discovery. Special teachers in movement and Spanish, as well as field trips for full-day classes, enrich learning and promote community and multicultural awareness. Play is understood as a valuable part of the learning process for children. Our natural environment is an exceptional resource for imaginative play and firsthand exploration of nature.