The New School Of Northern Virginia

  • Our mission is to help students learn to use their minds well and take charge of their academic lives.
  • For us, it's about creating a whole, thoughtful person with an agile mind.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedWe support students with a wide variety of learning styles
Year Founded1989

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, German, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish, US Government, US History,
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,993
Tuition NotesGrades 6 - 8 $28,060.00 Grades 9 - 12 $30,993.00
Admissions DirectorSteve Roushakes
Admissions AssociateTravis Cooper


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballMountain Biking,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Debate Team, Doctor Who Club, Game Club, GSA, International Club, Knitting Club, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Recycling Club, Strategy Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Cappies, Drama Club, Film Club, Photography Club, Youth Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Club, Soccer Club, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • We believe students are intrinsically motivated to learn, achieve, and create. 
  • A special dimension of equality exists in the teacher-student relationship. We celebrate this dimension because it allows students to see themselves as successful and creative learners and individuals. 
  • Our teachers help students develop the essential skills and habits of mind they need to use their minds well. We use tools of authentic assessment (portfolios, exhibitions, performances, projects, presentations, essays, and more) to evaluate the academic growth and achievement of each student. 
  • Our students, teachers, and parents relate to one another with mutual respect and trust.
  • We believe in our skilled faculty: collegial friends of the highest order and talented student mentors.
  • Stop by any Thursday from 9:15-10:15 to learn about our one-of-a-kind school.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mc Lean
    Grades: K-12 | 1054 students
    8.2 miles
    1301 Potomac School Rd
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
    8.2 K-12
  • Alexandria
    Commonwealth Academy
    Commonwealth Academy Photo - Commonwealth Academy soccer game.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 190 students
    12 miles
    1321 Leslie Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22301
    12 3-12
  • Oakton
    Flint Hill School
    Flint Hill School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 998 students
    2.8 miles
    3320 Jermantown Road
    Oakton, VA 22124
    2.8 PK-12
  • Alexandria
    The Howard Gardner School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
    9.5 miles
    4913 Franconia Road
    Alexandria, VA 22310
    9.5 6-12
  • Alexandria
    Grades: 1-12 | 741 students
    12.6 miles
    8333 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA 22309
    12.6 1-12

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