North Branch School

221 Mickens Road,
Afton, VA, 22920-0229
     Tel: (540)456-8450
Grades: PK - 8 | 123 students
North Branch School fosters respect, non-violence, environmental responsibility, and the involvement of students, teachers and families in our community.
We value the uniqueness of each child.
Our curriculum promotes the desire to learn and to develop abilities to the fullest.
We are dedicated to providing a diverse environment that stimulates curiosity, creativity, and cooperation.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 123 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade North Branch School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 63%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,849
Tuition Notes Preschool - $1,872 for 2 mornings a week, $3,357for 4 mornings a week; Kindergarten and Elementary - $5,823 for 4 full days (no Wednesdays), $6,849 for 5 full days; Upper Elementary - $7317 for 5 full days; Middle School - $7533 for 5 full days -- all
% on Financial Aid 40%
Admissions Director Charlotte Zinsser Booth
Admissions Associate Heather Harris

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports SoccerSoccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Food Pantry (Middle School), Model UN (Middle School), Science Club (Elementary), Yearbook (Middle School) Food Pantry (Middle School),
Model UN (Middle School),
Science Club (Elementary),
Yearbook (Middle School),

School Notes:

  • North Branch is a private, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 – 14 (pre-school through 8th grade) in Afton, Virginia (Nelson County). We offer academic challenge in a nurturing environment, stretching our students without stressing them and/or their families. We emphasize hands-on learning and cooperation, while giving our students a solid foundation in academics, the arts, and life skills.
  • Our 11-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains includes two classroom buildings with 15 classrooms, a large outdoor playground, a Nature Trail maintained by teachers and students, and fields and woods for students to enjoy.
  • NBS currently enrolls 123 students and has a faculty of 15. Students and teachers come from Augusta, Albemarle, and Nelson Counties. The faculty has very low turnover, as approximately half of the teachers and staff have worked at NBS for ten years or more, and about another quarter have worked here 5 years or more. The most recent new teachers are also NBS alumni.
  • NBS is committed to keeping its tuition reasonable for all families. We offer tuition assistance in the form of tuition credit work, in which families help clean and maintain the school, organize fundraisers, and contribute in other ways that help keep our costs as low as possible.
  • Everyone is honored at North Branch School!
  • info@north-branch-schoool.org 221 Mickens Road Afton Virginia 22920 phone (540) 456-8450

Profile last updated: 01/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Afton Christian School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Afton Christian School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd School (8.3 miles away)
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