Norwood School

8821 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817-0208
     Tel: (301)841-2130
        
   
Grades: K - 8 | 518 students
Norwood School`s mission is to ensure that each of its students grows intellectually, morally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, while preparing to function productively and generously in our pluralistic society.
Norwood`s challenging educational program and broad-based activities are designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect for the rights and feelings of others.
Embracing diversity is integral to the School`s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1952

Student Body

Total Students 518 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Norwood School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Nice School Clothes, no jeans or t-shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,780
Tuition Notes K-2 $25,780 plus $40 Parents Association fee. 3-4 $26,850 plus $40 Parents Association fee. 5-8th grades $27,870 plus $40 Parents Association Fee and $1,000 Lunch fee.
% on Financial Aid 19%
Average Financial Aid Grant $18,000
Admissions Director Mimi Mulligan
Admissions Associate Lindsay Spector

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
KayakingLacrosse,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. GLOW, Model UN, Scribe - Newspaper, Student Ambassadors, Student SEED, Yearbook GLOW, Model UN, Student SEED, Yearbook, Scribe - Newspaper,
Student Ambassadors,

School Notes:

Norwood believes that school should be, in the words of our Founder, Frances Marsh, a happy place of learning for children filled with art and music where each child feels supported and valued. Norwood is a happy place; it also is a demanding place. We challenge students and expect them to challenge themselves, but we do so in an environment that is nurturing, supportive, and reflective of our belief that learning at its best is a joyful process.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Connelly School Of The Holy Child (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Connelly School Of The Holy Child (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is German School Washington Dc (0.6 miles away)
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  • PotomacConnelly School Of The Holy Child
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    9029 Bradley Blvd
    PotomacMD 20854
    (301)365-0955
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.2 mi | 304 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • Potomac Our Lady Of Mercy School
      (Roman Catholic)
    9222 Kentsdale Dr
    PotomacMD 20854
    (301)365-4477
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.5 mi | 258 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • PotomacGerman School Washington Dc
    Special Program Emphasis
    8617 Chateau Drive
    PotomacMD 20854
    (301)767-3807
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.6 mi | 538 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • BethesdaWalden Montessori Academy
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    7730 Bradley Blvd
    BethesdaMD 20817
    (301)469-8123
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    1.2 mi | 52 students | Gr. PK-1                      
  • BethesdaMater Dei School
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    9600 Seven Locks Rd
    BethesdaMD 20817
    (301)365-2700
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    1.2 mi | 223 students | Gr. 1-8                      

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