The New School

     Tel: (207)985-3745
Grades: 9 - 12 | 36 students
The New School is a small independent high school where students take charge of their education.
This process builds confident, self-directed learners and a solid foundation for college and careers.
Students who thrive at The New School are often unusually creative, enjoy active, hands-on learning and are their best selves in a supportive community that encourages exploration.
Creative, integrated courses, independent studies with mentors, apprenticeships, and partnerships with established community organizations all yield rich learning when matched to students’ talents and passions.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Programs Supported Yes
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 36 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade The New School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Lee Sullivan

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Veritas Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cocoons Day School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cocoons Day School (1.8 miles away)
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School Reviews

4 months ago
My son, Nick, 17, is a student at The New School. The word I would use describe the kids there is "content." They all love the school. It''s the combination of incredible teachers, a safe environment where there is no bullying or cliques, small classes where each students gets individualized attention, and lots of adventure and fun times. NIck is not a typically academic learner and we were worried that he would flounder and be miserable in high school. Thanks to this school he is gaining confidence, maturing and really figuring out who he is. We don''t worry about him anymore, we know that by the time he graduates he''ll have a sense of direction and the skills to succeed at whatever he does. We feel incredibly lucky to have found this school.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The New School is a school that fosters the individual and allows each student to have a voice in their education. It is a democratic school where high school students learn to be active participants in their education and the community beyond their school. It is a place where teenagers are allowed to be who they are.
- Posted by Parent

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