Helios New School

Helios School's mission is to provide an engaging and imaginative education that serves the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted students and their families.
The school is known for its Ability-grouped Math classes, Expeditionary Learning Model of Integrated Project-based learning, Mandarin and Spanish World Language programs, Mindfulness and SEL focus.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded2007
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students145 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Helios New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / Feb. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,300
Tuition NotesFinancial aid available. K-4: $29,300 5-8: $30,800
Admissions DirectorSusan Stanat

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.and Music, Art, Chess, Robotics

School Notes

  • Private, progressive secular school based on a constructivist model of education
  • K - 8 curriculum designed specifically for gifted students
  • Second language program for Chinese and Spanish.
  • Rigorous academic curriculum in project-based, collaborative environment
  • Multi-dimensional learning, including social and emotional development
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1
  • Full school day 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Aftercare available until 6:00 p.m.

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