The New School Students Qualify for Duke Talent Identification Program
Posted 09/15/2016 01:34PM


SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 — FAYETTEVILLE, AR —Eighty-seven percent of The New School seventh grade students have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program, which identifies students with exceptional academic abilities. Duke TIP benchmarks student scores against the national percentile rankings (NPR) for high school juniors and seniors.

"We are proud of our students and the high number of qualifying Duke TIP seventh grade students," said President and Head of School Dennis Chapman.  "The high percentage reflects the school’s strong academic program and our excellent faculty." 

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Students in 7th grade may qualify based on their 5th or 6th grade norm-referenced test results. Students who score 95% or above in qualifying sub-tests are eligible to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program. For information about Duke TIP, please visit

The New School is a coeducational, independent school with more than 400 students from toddler age through grade nine. The New School was recently ranked number one in the nation on’s prestigious 50 Best Private Elementary Schools list and ranked The Very Best Middle 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 28-acre campus at 2514 New School Place in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.