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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students119 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade North Branch School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreschool - $2385 for 2 mornings a week, $4158 for 4 mornings a week; Kindergarten and Elementary - $7443 for 4 full days (no Wednesdays), Upper Elementary - $9342 for 5 full days; Middle School - $9639 for 5 full days
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorSmith Coleman
Admissions AssociateAutum 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

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    Grades: PK-12 | 65 students
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    9357 Critzers Shop Road
    Afton, VA 22920
    (540)456-6853
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