Norwood School

8821 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817-0208
     Tel: (301)841-2130
Grades: K - 8 | 440 students
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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.
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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.
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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 440 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 61%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Nice School Clothes, no jeans or t-shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost $28,540
Tuition Notes K $28,540 plus $75 Parents Association fee. 1-2 $29,475 plus $75 Parents Association fee 3-4 $30,340 plus $75 Parents Association fee. 5-8th grades $32,490 plus $75 Parents Association Fee and $1,125 Lunch fee.
% on Financial Aid 19%
Average Financial Aid Grant $21,000
Admissions Director Mimi Mulligan
Admissions Associate Janet McDermott


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,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. GLOW, Model UN, Scribe - Newspaper, Student Ambassadors, Student SEED, Suzuki Strings, Yearbook GLOW, Model UN, Student SEED, Suzuki Strings, 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.

Profile last updated: 05/07/2015

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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