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).
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).
Class sizes range from 12 to 17 children.
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.
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 2017, Little Folks School students enrolled at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, Georgetown Day School, St. Patrick’s 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.