The New School

The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 360 students from toddler age through grade eight.
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.
The School recently completed an expansion project, which doubled the size of its existing facility.
This project included a new 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 Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 360 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
18%
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,912
Tuition Notes Preschool Tuition varies with schedule.
% on Financial Aid
14%
Admissions Associate Valerie Lynch

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, TennisBalletBasketball,
DanceFootball,
GolfSoccer,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Ceramics, Choir/Band, Computers, Drama/Acting, Girl Scouts, Mandarin Chinese, MathCounts, Piano, Quiz Bowl, Violin Art & Ceramics, Choir/Band, Computers, Drama/Acting, Girl Scouts, MathCounts, Piano, Quiz Bowl, Violin, Mandarin Chinese,

School Notes

  • Established in 1971, The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 360 students from toddler age through grade eight. 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.
  • Number of students: 360
  • Preschool: 144
  • Lower School (Kindergarten-4): 135
  • Middle School (5th-7th): 81
  • Ages taught: 12 months-7th Grade — 8th Grade
  • Our families represent 42 states and 25 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

Profile last updated: 10/22/2015

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