National Presbyterian School

Tel: (202)537-7508
  • National Presbyterian School focuses on the all-important decade of childhood, offering boys and girls from age 3 to Grade 6 the highest quality education in a warm and caring environment.
  • We provide children the guidance, challenge, and support they need to develop as successful learners and good people.At NPS we celebrate childhood, the time of life when the greatest leaps of learning occur.
  • Childhood gets our full attention, and our faculty and staff are experts at helping children learn and grow - intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually - during this these vitally important years.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students300 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 50%
Students by GradeNational Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12
Admissions DirectorKaty Harvey
Admissions AssociateRobin Baker

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballLacrosse,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After 3 Club (Extended Day), After School Program Classes, Recreational Sports, School Newspaper (Grades 5 & 6), Summer Camp, Team Sports (Grades 5 & 6)

School Notes

  • At National Presbyterian School, we understand that the childhood years, from 3 to 12, are our most crucial, when the foundation is put in place for who we will become.
  • The NPS journey begins with 3-year-olds, just ready to engage in an independent journey in a playful, stimulating environment. The journey concludes with 12-year-olds who sit on the cusp of adolescence but benefit from the focused attention of an elementary school setting, before joining the complicated world of teenagers.
  • We offer all students a thoughtfully designed, integrated, and challenging curriculum; what students learn in one subject connects to what they learn in another, and what they learn one year becomes the foundation for what they learn in the next.
  • To do this, we tap the potential of educational innovation: developing critical thinking skills through our schoolwide use of Harvard`s Project Zero Thinking Routines; building emotional intelligence with deliberate and dynamic social-emotional learning plus ethical and religious studies; and allowing students to learn by doing using a discovery-based approach.
  • Our goal is to prepare our students to be both good learners and good people as they grow to become tomorrow`s global citizens.
  • Renowned for academic sophistication, confidence, and compassion, our graduates are highly sought after by a wide array of schools in Seventh Grade.
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