Little Way School has provided a high-quality education to students in the northeast Georgia mountains since 2008. Our small school is located in the beautiful Rabun County community of Tiger, Georgia. This setting and size allow us to offer a unique learning environment focused closely on each child's development to bring out their full potential.
Our young graduates have moved on to enjoy success at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Tallulah Falls School and Rabun County public schools, empowered with the strength of the foundation provided by Little Way. (Read the Clayton Tribune's profile of Little Way.)
Both in our Montessori preschool program (Pre-K from age 3 through Kindergarten) and in our elementary school program, Little Way aspires to educate the whole child -- cognitively, socially and spiritually.
Cognitive: We provide an age-appropriate curriculum that fosters the freedom to explore, create, and become a life-long learner. We pay close attention to each child's individual development.
Social: The communal education our students receive encourages personal growth and dignity, independence, self-discipline, cooperation, and respect for others.
Spiritual: We provide a Catholic approach to education, based on an underlying belief that all people are created in the image and likeness of God. Each child has a unique combination of gifts, abilities, interests and learning-style: It is crucial to create learning opportunities for each child based on those unique qualities.
We believe that all children are inquisitive, creative and have a natural desire to learn. They all move through developmental stages that include periods best suited for learning particular skills and developing particular talents. We aim to provide the proper environment, tools, direction and encouragement to help them achieve the development of their talents. (Read more about our Montessori preschool and our elementary school programs).
We believe that the parent is the primary educator of the child. Therefore, the importance of the home environment and the teaching role of the parents is very important to the child's success. The responsibility and authority of the child’s education rests primarily with the parent. Little Way's teachers aim to assist and work together with parents in this major responsibility.
And we believe that children must be able to see the faith lived by those around them, so that they may embrace their own personal faith.