The New School

The New School is a coeducational, independent school with more than 400 students from one-year-olds to upper school.
The School`s mission as an independent school is dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering students to reach their potential for academic achievement, creativity and citizenship.
The New School is located on a spacious 25-acre campus at 2514 New School Place in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.
In 2015, TheBestSchools.org (TBS) awarded The New School first ranking on the prestigious 50 Best Private Elementary Schools national list. The school was named the top school for its academic excellence, extracurricular richness, geographic and demographic diversity and reputation. The New School was also awarded The Very Best Middle School from Celebrate Magazine through community voting.
A 35,000 sq. ft. Academic Center, 8,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center, and 18,000 sq. ft. Athletic Center will open Fall 2017.
In 2014, the school added a 350-seat auditorium, 12 new spacious preschool classrooms, an expansive creative play center and gross motor center, increased and renovated space for all programs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Human Geography,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Preschool tuition varies with schedule.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Associate Valerie Lynch

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
SoccerSwimming,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Ceramics, Choir/Band, Computers, Drama/Acting, Girl Scouts, MathCounts, Piano, Quiz Bowl, Violin Art & Ceramics, Choir/Band, Computers, Drama/Acting, Girl Scouts, MathCounts, Piano, Quiz Bowl, Violin,

School Notes

  • Established in 1971, The New School is a coeducational, independent school with more than 400 students from one-year-olds to upper school. The School`s mission as an independent school is dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering students to reach their potential for academic achievement, creativity and citizenship. The New School is located in the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas, part of the larger Northwest Arkansas community. Our 26 acre campus includes 4 buildings, 4 playgrounds, a 350 seat auditorium, a dance studio, an outdoor amphitheater, an expansive creative play center and a large wooded area. We are also a certified Natural Wildlife Habitat. A 35,000 sq. ft. Academic Center, 8,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center, and 18,000 sq. ft. Athletic Center will open Fall 2017.
  • Number of students: 420
  • Ages taught: 12 months-Upper School
  • Our families represent 33 states and 23 different countries.
  • Faculty: 63 full time, 52 part time
  • Administrators: 7
  • Staff: 11
  • Our students are provided with a wide-array of daily Enrichment activities. All students, beginning with 3-year-olds, are provided lessons in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education.The afterschool program furnishes further opportunities in both Arts and Athletics, with offerings including Ceramics, Dance, Violin, Piano, Guitar, Choir, Disc Golf, Yoga, and Basketball.
  • Accreditation
  • ISACS (The Independent Schools Associational of the Central States)http://www.isacs.org
  • ANSAA (Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association)http://www.ansaa.com
  • Arkansas Better Beginnings: 3 starhttp://www.arbetterbeginnings.com
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