North Branch School

221 Mickens Road
Afton, VA 22920-0229
Tel: (540)456-8450
Grades: PK-8 | 123 students
Preschool students explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, art and games.
Preschool students explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, art and games.
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 Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 123 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade North Branch School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Admissions Director Charlotte Zinsser Booth
Admissions Associate Heather Harris


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports SoccerSoccer


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!
  • 221 Mickens Road Afton Virginia 22920 phone (540) 456-8450

Profile last updated: 08/25/2015

Nearby Private 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 Montessori School Of Waynesboro (6.1 miles away)
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  • Afton
    Grades: KG-10 | 41 students
    1.5 miles
    9357 Critzers Shop Road
    Afton, VA 22920
  • Waynesboro
    Grades: 7-12 | 169 students
    6 miles
    255 South Wayne Avenue
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Waynesboro
    Grades: NS-PK | 24 students
    6.1 miles
    Po Box 531
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 8-12 | 170 students
    6.5 miles
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Waynesboro
    Grades: K-6 | 17 students
    7.1 miles
    19 Browns Ln
    Waynesboro, VA 22980

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