The New School

  • The New School is a coeducational, independent school with more than 400 students from one-year-olds to upper school.
  • The School`s mission as an independent school is dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering students to reach their potential for academic achievement, creativity and citizenship.
  • The New School is located on a spacious 25-acre campus at 2514 New School Place in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • In 2015, (TBS) awarded The New School first ranking on the prestigious 50 Best Private Elementary Schools national list. The school was named the top school for its academic excellence, extracurricular richness, geographic and demographic diversity and reputation. The New School was also awarded The Very Best Middle School from Celebrate Magazine through community voting.
  • A 35,000 sq. ft. Academic Center, 8,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center, and 18,000 sq. ft. Athletic Center will open Fall 2017.
  • In 2014, the school added a 350-seat auditorium, 12 new spacious preschool classrooms, an expansive creative play center and gross motor center, increased and renovated space for all programs.

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The New School places among the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-10
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1971
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students440 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by GradeThe New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Human Geography, AP World History,
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,500
Tuition NotesTuition varies by division. Tuition and fee schedules available on the website.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions AssociateValerie Lynch


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art & Ceramics, Choir/Band, Computers, Drama/Acting, Girl Scouts, MathCounts, Piano, Quiz Bowl, Violin

School Notes

  • Established in 1971, The New School is a coeducational, independent school with more than 400 students from one-year-olds to upper school. The School`s mission as an independent school is dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering students to reach their potential for academic achievement, creativity and citizenship. The New School is located in the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas, part of the larger Northwest Arkansas community. Our 26 acre campus includes 4 buildings, 4 playgrounds, a 350 seat auditorium, a dance studio, an outdoor amphitheater, an expansive creative play center and a large wooded area. We are also a certified Natural Wildlife Habitat. A 35,000 sq. ft. Academic Center, 8,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center, and 18,000 sq. ft. Athletic Center opened Fall 2017.
  • Number of students: 440
  • Ages taught: 12 months-Upper School
  • Our families represent 33 states and 23 different countries.
  • Faculty: 63 full time, 52 part time
  • Administrators: 7
  • Staff: 11
  • Our students are provided with a wide-array of daily Enrichment activities. All students, beginning with 3-year-olds, are provided lessons in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education.The afterschool program furnishes further opportunities in both Arts and Athletics, with offerings including Ceramics, Dance, Violin, Piano, Guitar, Choir, Disc Golf, Yoga, and Basketball.
  • Accreditation
  • ISACS (The Independent Schools Associational of the Central States)
  • ANSAA (Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association)
  • Arkansas Better Beginnings: 3 star
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fayetteville
    Grades: PK-3 | 259 students
    0.1 miles
    57 E Township St
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    0.1 PK-3
  • Springdale
    Grades: PK-12 | 1036 students
    5.1 miles
    1707 Johnson Rd
    Springdale, AR 72762
    5.1 PK-12
  • Springdale
    Salem Lutheran School
    Salem Lutheran School Photo - Salem Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-1 | 163 students
    6.2 miles
    1800 W Emma
    Springdale, AR 72762
    6.2 NS-1
  • Fayetteville
    Grades: PK-K | 113 students
    0.2 miles
    57 W Colt Square Dr
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    0.2 PK-K
  • Rogers
    Grades: PK-8 | 356 students
    16.2 miles
    1315 W Cypress St
    Rogers, AR 72758
    16.2 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
The New School has been a home away from home for our family over the past decade .The nurturing environment, strong academic curriculum, and great teachers are what truly set The New School apart. The New School has encouraged my daughters to be independent thinkers and excel both academically and in extracurricular activities. Without a doubt, The New School is the best option for families in Northwest Arkansas.
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The New School is by far the most innovative, nurturing, challenging place for my child. I can't say enough good things about The New School. Their care and training has transformed my son's learning experience, where he feels confident to strive for the best he can be. Thank you, New School!
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I have 3 children who attend The New School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We have been through pre-school, elementary, and junior high. The teachers are the most valuable asset the school has. When they tell me how their day went, my kids faces light up about the teachers who influenced them so positively.We are currently involved in basketball, guitar, and piano, which are offered as extracurricular activities on The New School campus. Getting all the enrichment they can absorb at one location, which means I am not driving across town to several different lessons. They are learning Spanish, and 3-D printing, and how to support other children who are in need. They take field trips to watch drama productions, and to see our state capital, and to attend Space Camp. It's truly an incredible place for children to learn and grow.
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