The Nora School

Tel: (301)495-6672
Grades: 9-12 | 58 students
Nora is a small, progressive, independent, college preparatory day school for students in grades 9 through 12 who are bright but have found themselves frustrated in larger or more rigid institutions.The Nora School offers a college preparatory curriculum and small classes in a relaxed, nurturing environment.
The Nora School aspires to uncover and strengthen the intelligence and talents of bright students who have been frustrated in school.
Their frustration may stem from a variety of sources: learning disabilities, health problems, family circumstances, or simply dealing with large bureaucratic structures.
The mission of The Nora School is to assist these students in turning their lives around, to get them excited and confident about learning, to help them take responsibility for their actions and their lives, to help them view the world more critically, and to prepare them for post-secondary education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild LD ADD ADHD
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 58 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Nora School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $21,450
Admissions Director Janette Patterson


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Photography Club, Prom Committee, Student Government Association, Yearbook Committee Chess Club, Prom Committee, Photography Club,
Student Government Association,
Yearbook Committee,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Griggs International Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Griggs International Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Quality Time Early Learning Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Silver Spring
    Griggs International Academy
    Alternative School (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-12 | 1460 students
    0.1 miles
    Po Box 4437
    Silver Spring, MD 20914
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: PK-1 | 99 students
    0.1 miles
    8101 Georgia Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Washington
    San Miguel School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-8 | 65 students
    0.4 miles
    7705 Georgia Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20012
  • Washington
    Grades: KG-12 | 59 students
    0.6 miles
    7614 Georgia Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20012
  • Hyattsville
    Chelsea School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 63 students
    0.7 miles
    2970 Belcrest Center Drive, Suite300
    Hyattsville, MD 20782

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The average private school tuition in Silver Spring, MD is $9,790 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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