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.

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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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade National Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no jeans or graphic t-shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 17
Tuition NotesTuition range: $17,725 to $33,250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$23,014
Admissions DirectorKaty Harvey
Admissions AssociateTianna Butler


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballLacrosse,


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 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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