History of the Little School

We began our program in September 2005 in a beautiful wooded setting in southern Hillsborough with three classrooms, six teachers, and lots of plans and ideas.  After five years the school was bursting at the seams. With a desire and vision for a larger campus combined with the knowledge and experience gained from the first school, the owners made the decision to design and build their dream school. Empowered with five big ideas to stand as the foundation for our unique approach to early childhood education, The Little School at Waterstone opened in January 2010.  In 2011, The Little School contracted with Duke University to create The Little School at Duke. After a year of renovations to what was the former Duke School for Children campus, the newest Little School campus opened in September of 2012.

What began as a lofty dream has become a vibrant and successful school and business. The original intention for one woman to find the perfect place for her own children drives our owners continued commitment to the highest quality early childhood experience for the children in our care. We hope that this beginning will always define us as such a place.