North Branch School

Our primary goal is to lead children to a love of learning.
North Branch School fosters respect, non-violence, environmental responsibility, and the involvement of students, teachers and families in our community.
We value the uniqueness of each child. Our curriculum promotes the desire to learn and to develop abilities to the fullest.
We are dedicated to providing a diverse environment that stimulates curiosity, creativity, and cooperation.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 119 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
119 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
North Branch School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Preschool - $3,015 for 2 mornings a week, $5,265 for 4 mornings a week; Kindergarten and Elementary - $9,009 for 4 full days (no Wednesdays), Upper Elementary - $11,673 for 5 full days; Middle School - $11,673 for 5 full days
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Smith Coleman
Admissions Associate
Autum Fish

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Food Pantry (Middle School), Model UN (Middle School), Yearbook (Middle School)

School Notes

  • North Branch is rooted in a love of learning. We are an independent, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 14 (pre-school through 8th grade) in Afton, Virginia (Nelson County). We offer academic challenge in a nurturing environment, stretching our students without stressing them and/or their families. We emphasize hands-on learning and cooperation, while giving our students a solid foundation in academics, the arts, and life skills.
  • Our 11-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains includes three classroom buildings, a large outdoor playground, a Nature Trail maintained by teachers and students, and fields and woods for students to enjoy.
  • NBS currently enrolls 110 students and has a faculty and staff of 19. Students and teachers come from Augusta, Albemarle, and Nelson Counties. The faculty has very low turnover, as approximately half of the teachers and staff have worked at NBS for ten years or more, and about another quarter have worked here 5 years or more. The most recent new teachers are also NBS alumni.
  • NBS is committed to keeping its tuition reasonable for all families. We offer tuition assistance in the form of tuition credit work, in which families help clean and maintain the school, organize fundraisers, and contribute in other ways that help keep our costs as low as possible.
  • Everyone is honored at North Branch School!
  • info@north-branch-school.org 221 Mickens Road Afton Virginia 22920 phone (540) 456-8450
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are North Branch School often compared to?
North Branch Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Afton Christian School by visitors of our site.
When is the application deadline for North Branch School?
The application deadline for North Branch School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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School closed - Memorial Day
May 27, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 119 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,669 for elementary schools and $18,012 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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