School For Tomorrow

4511 Bestor Drive,
Rockville, MD, 20853
Tel: (301)460-4747
Grades: 5 - 12
School For Tomorrow (grades 5-12) has created a cutting edge, student-centered education model preparing students to thrive in the 21st century.
Individualized research-based curriculum, rolling admissions, 4:1 student teacher ratio. 

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,500
Admissions Director Alan Shusterman

School Notes:

      The need for a genuinely different, research-​​based, cutting edge secondary school model fit for the 21st century is critical.
    • The state of secondary educa­tion in the U.S. is demon­strably poor and not improving.
    • Current educa­tion reform efforts (like those in past decades) do not contain the solution.
    • Huge discon­nects exist between the persisting tradi­tional secondary school model and the real­i­ties, chal­lenges, and oppor­tu­ni­ties of today’s world.
    • Even the best public and private schools employ outdated, inef­fi­cient educa­tional methods and are not designed to prepare today’s youth for success in tomorrow’s (21st century) world.
    • The future of our country depends on providing our chil­dren with a more rele­vant and effec­tive secondary education.
    • School for Tomorrow (SFT) was founded in response to this crit­ical need for change in secondary educa­tion. We are committed to serving as a model for others – grounded in research, committed to flex­i­bility in instruc­tion and the learning envi­ron­ment, and ulti­mately based on the inherent right of each student to learn in a way that best suits him or her. Research and educa­tional philos­ophy over the last half century informs our under­standing of psychology, neural devel­op­ment, and the learning process itself. Most schools continue to educate according to outdated models devel­oped during the period of rapid indus­tri­al­iza­tion in the 19th and 20th centuries. On the other hand, we rely on the up-​​to-​​date research and best prac­tices that have been veri­fied and demon­strated to be successful. At SFT every­thing we’re doing is derived from two basic questions:
    • What does a high school grad­uate need to know and be able to do to thrive in college, the work­place and life in the coming decades?
    • What are the most effi­cient and effec­tive ways for students in general, and each student in partic­ular, to master every­thing needed to thrive throughout their lives?

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Children''s Learning Center (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Children''s Learning Center (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rockville The Children''s Learning Center
    (Jewish)
    4511 Bestor Dr Ste 1
    Rockville , MD , 20853
    (301)871-6600
    (Jewish)
    0  mi  |  4  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Rockville
    St. Patrick School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4101 Norbeck Rd
    Rockville , MD , 20853
    (301)929-9672
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  223  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Silver Spring Winchester School
    3223 Bel Pre Rd
    Silver Spring , MD , 20906
    (301)598-2266
    1.3  mi  |  29  students  |  Gr.  NS-2
  • Rockville Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy
    (Jewish)
    13300 Arctic Ave
    Rockville , MD , 20853
    (301)962-9400
    (Jewish)
    1.3  mi  |  622  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Rockville
    Sulam School    
    (Jewish)
    13300 Arctic Ave
    Rockville , MD , 20853
    (301)962-9400
    (Jewish)
    1.3  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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