The Little Dolphin School is a non-profit early childhood learning center established in 1977.
For over 45 years, Little Dolphin has been an industry leader in early literacy and the arts.
The school provides comprehensive ECE services for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and private kindergarten.
Our Scarborough campus also provides childcare for children infant thru Pre-K..
The Little Dolphin Schools mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive childcare services for young children ages zero to six regardless of social or economic status.
Our School is dedicated to enhancing young children's intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative development.
We do this in a warm, nurturing, enriched environment. Children learn and develop differently.
Therefore, our curriculum sparks all the senses, allowing self-esteem to soar.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-2
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The Little Dolphin School Foundation ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-2
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
emotional/social/motor delays
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
96 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
The Little Dolphin School Foundation Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
Average Class Size
10 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Little Dolphin School is a non-profit early childhood learning center established in 1977. For over 30 years, Little Dolphin has been an industry leader in early literacy and the arts. The school provides comprehensive ECE services for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and private kindergarten. Our Scarborough campus also provides before & after care for school-age children up to the third grade. The Little Dolphin Schools mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive childcare services for young children ages zero to six regardless of social or economic status. Our School is dedicated to enhancing young children's intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative development. We do this in a warm, nurturing, enriched environment. Children learn and develop differently. Therefore, our curriculum sparks all the senses, allowing self-esteem to soar.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Little Dolphin School Foundation offer a summer program?

Yes, The Little Dolphin School Foundation offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

When is the application deadline for The Little Dolphin School Foundation?

The application deadline for The Little Dolphin School Foundation is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-2
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cumberland County, ME is $18,138 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cumberland County, ME is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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