At Little Man we focus on social/emotional growth, kindergarten readiness and the joy and love of learning and coming to school. We teach with a developmental, holistic approach that we can individualize seamlessly with our small 10-1 student teacher ratio. Each day is unique unto itself, led by teacher directed activities and child driven/free play time. With an acre of outdoor space available the students are given the opportunity to explore, climb, build and swing. We believe this extra year is a gift for the children to grow and mature in body and mind to be ready for their upcoming kindergarten year.


  • CLASSROOM SIZE: 10 students 

  • SCHEDULE: M-F 9am-1pm 

  • LOCATION: Little Man School House is located on just over an acre in north west Atherton where students benefit from a park-like outdoor setting and the intimacy of a small scale classroom. Situated close to Alameda de Las Pulgas, Little Man School House is easy to get to from Redwood City, Menlo Park & Palo Alto.

  • FIELD TRIPS: We usually go on one to two field trips each month including to Huddart Park, Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch, Curiodessey, Windy Hill, The Palo Alto Junior Museum, and many more. 

  • CALENDAR: Our school year runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day.