Up to 56 students are enrolled for each academic year.
Children are assigned a classroom with mixed ages, children in each class are two and a half through five years of age.
Class sizes range from 12 to 16 children.
There are two full time teachers per class.
It varies from year to year, but usually a half to two thirds of our families live in the Georgetown neighborhood. Many families walk their children to school. Other families come from all over Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
It varies between 1 to 3 years depending on the age when they begin and whether or not they go on to a school that begins at pre-kindergarten or kindergarten.
Because the school has mixed aged classes, and our approach is developmental, all children are challenged to move at his or her own pace. The benefit of a third year allows the child to extend and enrich their intellectual, social and physical development in a small environment, gaining confidence as an enthusiastic learner in all areas. Based on feedback from area Kindergartens, our students are well prepared to move on to the next level.
The majority of our children go on to attend area independent schools, with a small number attending public and parochial schools. In 2014, Little Folks children enrolled at Beauvoir School, Georgetown Day School, St. Patrick’s Episcopal School, Sidwell Friends School, National Presbyterian School, Hyde Elementary School, and Key Elementary School.