Nova School

2020 22nd Ave SE,
Olympia, WA, 98501-0985
Tel: (360)491-7097
Grades: 6 - 8 | 106 students
NOVA School is an independent middle school for highly capable students offering a challenging and engaging curriculum in a uniquely personal environment.  NOVA guides the social and emotional development of each student, emphasizing respect, responsibility, and active participation in a supportive community.  

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 8
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 106 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Nova School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,800
Tuition Notes Tuition is an all inclusive fee - it does not cover optional purchases. We offer three payment plans. Financial aid is awarded based on information we receive from FAST and the families. Funds are awarded during the admissions process.
% on Financial Aid 35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Julie Hankins


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, SoccerBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Jazz Band, Math Counts, Orchestra, Spring Play Art, Jazz Band, Math Counts, Orchestra, Spring Play, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer,

School Notes:

    • “One of the best investments a parent can make is in their child’s education, and as a teacher and tutor who works in several districts’ middle schools, I can still sigh with relief that NOVA was the best money we spent on our daughter’s education.”  NOVA alum parent 
    • “NOVA does the best job at nurturing young middle schoolers that I have ever seen or imagined. As a mixed-race family, I especially appreciate the diverse student body.” - Alum parent 
    • "The sense of community while valuing diversity has made my daughter feel accepted." NOVA Parent 

    Profile last updated: 10/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sunrise Beach School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Childrens Inn (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Childrens Inn (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended April 23, 2013 - My son was just accepted to this school. I am pleased with the staff so far. With him being in the gifted program in elementary school, I am excited for his entire curriculum to be ''gifted'' education. I want to make a note, however, that this school is NOT grades 7-9. It is grades 6-8. - Posted by Parent

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