Nantucket New School

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students150 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Nantucket New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDavid 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

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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $13,160 for elementary schools and $31,880 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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