Nysmith School

     Tel: (703)537-5859
Grades: PK - 8 | 599 students
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The Nysmith School philosophy is to teach the children new information as they are ready for it.
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Small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios facilitate the diversified curriculum.
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By incorporating daily computers, science, logic, and foreign language, we are able to expand the children's academic opportunities and make school fun.
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By eliminating needless repetition and diversifying the academics, we are able to accelerate to meet each child's needs.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 599 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Nysmith School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants, solid color collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes See website for tuition details. We ask for NO additional donations.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Marian White
Admissions Associate Knysmith@nysmith.com

School Notes:

  • Picture yourself for a moment as your child's teacher, is there one lesson plan, especially in the critical lower elementary grades that is going to be right for every child. Not too hard, not too easy, and paced just right. Of course not, you need multiple lesson plans to challenge all the children in the class. Most classes have 3 levels of instruction; some have up to 6 distinct lesson plans spanning several grade levels of instruction.
  • Classes are grouped by children of the same age for a well-rounded and balanced social, emotional and educational experience.
  • Nysmith does not believe in a lot of rote memorization.
  • Nysmith does not believe in a lot of repetition in the classroom
  • Nysmith does not believe in a lot of homework
  • Children learn best by hands on exploration
  • Our curriculum is designed to be entertaining, interactive as well as educational. If it is fun, the children will learn.
  • Teaching emphasizes academic skills, analytical problem solving, communication and social skills.
  • Students are encouraged to solve problems in different ways to develop their imagination and creativity.
  • Nysmith groups students by age but lets them roam over 3-4 years of grade level in curriculum based on their abilities.
  • Small classes with an average student/teacher ratio of 9:1 and 2 teachers per class help students get the most out of specialized curriculums.
  • Nysmith is able to accelerate curriculum to meet the needs of your child.

Profile last updated: 09/12/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is High Road School Of Northern Virginia (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nysmith School For The Gifted (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nysmith School For The Gifted (0.1 miles away)
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