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
34%
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
80%
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

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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,
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