The Nora School

  • Nora is a small, progressive, independent, college preparatory day school for students in grades 9 through 12 who are bright but have found themselves frustrated in larger or more rigid institutions.The Nora School offers a college preparatory curriculum and small classes in a relaxed, nurturing environment.
  • The Nora School aspires to uncover and strengthen the intelligence and talents of bright students who have been frustrated in school.
  • Their frustration may stem from a variety of sources: learning disabilities, health problems, family circumstances, or simply dealing with large bureaucratic structures.
  • The mission of The Nora School is to assist these students in turning their lives around, to get them excited and confident about learning, to help them take responsibility for their actions and their lives, to help them view the world more critically, and to prepare them for post-secondary education.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild LD ADD ADHD
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students64 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Nora School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,450
Admissions DirectorJanette Patterson

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess Club, Photography Club, Prom Committee, Student Government Association, Yearbook Committee
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    Grades: 4-12 | 131 students
    1.9 miles
    1300 Forest Glen Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (301)244-3600
    1.9 4-12
    131
  • Olney
    Grades: NS-12 | 293 students
    9.6 miles
    16227 Batchellors Forest Road
    Olney, MD 20832
    (240)390-0429
    9.6 NS-12
    293
  • Silver Spring
    Barrie School
    Barrie School Photo
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-12 | 283 students
    6.1 miles
    13500 Layhill Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (301)576-2800
    6.1 NS-12
    283
  • Accokeek
    Grades: 7-10 | 6 students
    21.9 miles
    501 Bryan Point Rd
    Accokeek, MD 20607
    (301)292-1968
    21.9 7-10
    6
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    4.1 miles
    5100 Edgemoor Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (202)537-6900
    4.1 PK-12
    1101

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The average private school tuition in Silver Spring, MD is $10,984 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Silver Spring, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).