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National Presbyterian School Photo #1 - Nursery students explore pollination, wearing butterfly wings and spreading pollen with their proboscis.
National Presbyterian School Photo #2 - Renowned for academic sophistication, confidence and compassion, NPS graduates are highly sought after by a wide array of schools in Seventh Grade.
National Presbyterian School Photo #3 - All members of the National Presbyterian School community participate in weekly Chapel, a time to nurture our spiritual lives through Scripture lessons, sacred music, and prayer. The oldest students in each service serve as leaders alongside the school chaplain.
National Presbyterian School Photo #4 - Small class sizes means experiential learning for students at NPS.
National Presbyterian School Photo #5 - At NPS, technology is used as a learning tool to enrich the core curriculum in all grades through a measured approach, allowing best practices in child development to dictate use, rather than current trends.
National Presbyterian School Photo #6 - The creative experiences that comprise the NPS arts program develop students' intuition, reasoning, imagination and communication skills.
National Presbyterian School Photo #7 - NPS offers a balanced approach to literacy, providing explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics while fostering a love of books and reading.
National Presbyterian School Photo #8 - Interscholastic athletics for girls and boys in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse are a highlight of the NPS program for students in Grades 5 & 6.
National Presbyterian School Photo #9 - Summer Horizons Camp at NPS features marvelous adventures for children ages 3 - 12, plus our popular CIT program. Instructional swimming, on-campus events, and DC field trips make the summer spectacular!
National Presbyterian School Photo #10 - At NPS, learning doesn't end with the closing bell. After school enrichment programs offer students in all grades the opportunity to pursue their passions and hone their skills in a variety of arenas including sports, language, STEM, the arts, and more.
At NPS, we focus on the foundational decade of childhood to launch lives of purpose and compassion.
We provide children from age 3 to grade 6 the guidance, challenge, and support they need to develop as successful learners and good people.
We celebrate childhood, the foundational years when the greatest leaps of learning occur.
Our faculty and staff are experts at helping children learn and grow - intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We challenge students with an engaging, research-based academic program that balances tradition and innovation.
We embrace important Core Values that help students learn and practice what it means to live morally and ethically.
And we create a learning environment where children feel heard and respected.
Our exceptional outplacement record speaks for itself: NPS graduates routinely gain acceptance to - and thrive at - leading middle and high schools in the Washington, DC, area and beyond.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 297 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1969

Student Body

Total Students
297 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
National Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
no jeans or graphic t-shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 13
Tuition Notes
Tuition range: $17,991 to $37,246
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$27,443
Admissions Director
Katy Harvey
Admissions Associate
Kerry Richardson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Recreational Sports, 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 instructional frameworks such as 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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 297 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13
  • Source: Verified school update

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