FAQ

General

How many students are enrolled?

Little Folks School has a capacity of 68 students enrolled for each academic year.  12 students in our Tiny Folks Program (18 months-2.5 years old) & 56 students in our Mixed Ages Program (2.5-5 years old).  

How are children grouped?

Classroom rosters are assigned by looking at a variety of factors that make a successsful classroom dynamic.  These factors include age, gender, diversity, class size, friendships, and tradition (sibling alumni classroom).  

What is the number of children in each class?

Class sizes range from 12 to 17 children.

How many teachers are assigned to each class?

There are two full time teachers per classroom.  Little Folks also has two morning-only teachers who support each of the 5 classrooms on a given day.

Where do the children who attend Little Folks live?

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.

How long do children stay at Little Folks?

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.

How is a third year at the Little Folks School different?

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.

Where do children go to school when they leave Little Folks?

The majority of our children go on to attend area independent schools, with a small number attending public and parochial schools. In 2017, Little Folks School students enrolled at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, Georgetown Day School, St. Patrick‚Äôs Episcopal School, Sheridan School, Holy Trinity, Stoddert Elementary, and Janney.  In previous years, Little Folks students have also attended Concord Hill School, Sidwell, and Maret.    

 
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