Our Mission: The New Community School empowers bright, talented students who are challenged by dyslexia and related learning differences.
The innovative and research-based college preparatory curriculum uses a customized educational approach to build skills in language and math and to foster academic and personal strengths igniting the passions and gifts of unique minds.

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The New Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia and related learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Costs vary by course
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
254 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
The New Community 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
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2021-22: $31,725 grades 5-8 $32,900 grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Carolyn Tisdale



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
Club or Organization:
National Honor Society

School Notes

  • TNCS offers a college preparation curriculum for 5th 12th grade students
  • Enrollment is approximately 200 students
  • 90% of graduates go on to attend college
  • Average class size: 2.4 (Language Fundamentals classes for remediation of reading, writing, spelling); 6.7 (academic classes)
  • Vibrant athletics, arts, and electives programs support personal and community growth
  • Customized and ever-evolving advisory system that empowers the strengths of each unique mind
  • Over 50% of teachers have master`s degrees or above
  • An 8.5 acre open campus located in one of Richmond, Virginia`s historic districts
  • Please visit http://tncs.org/admissions/how-to-apply/ for more information about the TNCS admissions process.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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The average private school tuition in Richmond, VA is $13,476 for elementary schools and $15,743 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Richmond, VA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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