National Presbyterian School

National Presbyterian School is committed to safeguarding the all-important decade of childhood -- the years from Age 3 to Sixth Grade.
We believe that love is a precondition to excellent learning.
By presenting a challenging academic program in a nurturing school community, we give childen the intellectual, spriritual, personal, physical and emotional foundations that will enable them to be successful learners and good people.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 303 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
303 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
National Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(no jeans or graphic t-shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 14
Tuition Notes
Tuition range: $17,725 to $35,900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Katy Harvey
Admissions Associate
Kerry Richardson


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
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 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 303 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14

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