Founded in 1985, the Nantucket New School is a coeducational day school serving students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight.
The school maintains a program that emphasizes academic excellence and personal responsibility and that fosters curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning.
The school is committed to the purposeful involvement of its students and teachers in the unique community that is Nantucket.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
135 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Nantucket New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
David Provost

School Notes

  • The Nantucket New School provides a level of individualized instruction to each student by maintaining small classes and a low student/teacher ratio.
  • The strong relationships between the students and teachers are chief among the strengths of the school; these relationships are characterized by mutual respect, trust, and consistent recognition of each student as an individual person and learner.
  • The school maintains a warm, nuturing, family atmosphere where students of different ages interact on a regular basis.
  • Nantucket New School is committed to maintaining a student body that reflects the diversity of the island in as many ways possible, including students with varied backgrounds and an assortment of academic and personal stengths and experiences. Core Values:
  • Individualized instruction
  • Strength in academics, strenth of character.
  • Student-teacher partnership
  • Family participation
  • Sense of Community, Ties to Nantucket
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Nantucket New School often compared to?

Nantucket New Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Nantucket Lighthouse School, Montessori Children's House Of Nantucket by visitors of our site.

When is the application deadline for Nantucket New School?

The application deadline for Nantucket New School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Field Day/Pizza Day, Last Day of School
June 07, 2023 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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