National Presbyterian School

4121 Nebraska Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20016-0200
Tel: (202)537-7500
Grades: NS-6 | 294 students
National Presbyterian School is committed to safeguarding the all-important decade of childhood -- the years from Age 3-Sixth Grade. We believe that love is a precondition to excellent learning. By presenting a challenging, innovative academic program in a nurturing school community, we give children the intellectual, spiritual, personal, physical and emotional foundations that will enable them to be successful learners and good people.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 294 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade National Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13
Admissions Director Katy Harvey
Admissions Associate Robin Baker


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After 3 Club (Extended Day), After School Program Classes, Recreational Sports, School Newspaper (Grades 5 & 6), Summer Camp, Team Sports (Grades 5 & 6) Summer Camp, After 3 Club (Extended Day),
After School Program Classes,
Recreational Sports,
School Newspaper (Grades 5 & 6),
Team Sports (Grades 5 & 6),

School Notes

  • At National Presbyterian School, we understand that the childhood years, from 3 to 12, are our most crucial, when the foundation is put in place for who we will become.
  • The NPS journey begins with 3-year-olds, just ready to engage in an independent journey in a playful, stimulating environment. The journey concludes with 12-year-olds who sit on the cusp of adolescence but benefit from the focused attention of an elementary school setting, before joining the complicated world of teenagers.
  • We offer all students a thoughtfully designed, integrated, and challenging curriculum; what students learn in one subject connects to what they learn in another, and what they learn one year becomes the foundation for what they learn in the next.
  • To do this, we tap the potential of educational innovation: developing critical thinking skills through our schoolwide use of Harvard`s Project Zero Thinking Routines; building emotional intelligence with deliberate and dynamic social-emotional learning plus ethical and religious studies; and allowing students to learn by doing using a discovery-based approach.
  • Our goal is to prepare our students to be both good learners and good people as they grow to become tomorrow`s global citizens.
  • Renowned for academic sophistication, confidence, and compassion, our graduates are highly sought after by a wide array of schools in Seventh Grade.
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