Welcome from the Head of School

It is my privilege to welcome you to our website. While our team has leveraged technology in order to provide you with a virtual experience of our school, nothing can compare to stepping foot on our beautiful 26-acre campus and experiencing our incredible community for yourself.

 Founded in 1971, The New School is Northwest Arkansas’ premier independent school providing a student-centered, innovative education for more than 350 students starting at age 1 through grade 8. Our spacious campus, which is Natural Wildlife Habitat Certified, includes a 350-seat auditorium, dance, art studios and classrooms which feature state-of-the-art technology.

We are dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering students to reach their potential for academic achievement, creativity and citizenship. Our teachers believe that children learn best in a positive environment with careful direction and guidance from teachers who demonstrate care and concern for each child.

The New School’s cutting-edge curriculum is focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with an infusion of the arts into each discipline, which we refer to as STEAM. Our STEAM initiative, coupled with the instruction of 21st century skills, produces alumni who are prepared for high school, college and beyond. Our alums have the ability to collaborate and team with diverse and creative thinkers and possess strong written and verbal communication abilities. They are also globally aware citizens, who are problem solvers and risk takers. We encourage our students to participate in leadership opportunities, artistic activities, athletic endeavors, and community service. A well-rounded student will be equipped to carry vital skills and knowledge into our ever-changing world.

Our goal is to continue to prepare our students in order for them to make an impact in Northwest Arkansas and the world, as they become the future moral and ethical leaders of their generation.

I invite you to take a tour of our website and discover for yourself all that The New School has to offer. 

 I look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon.

 Best regards,

Dennis Chapman

President and Head of School

Head of School Blog

Building Community

September 2015

We're #1

October 2015 

Amazing and Meaningful

November 2015

Head of School for the Day

December 2015

Most Likely to Succeed

January 2016 

Upper School Update

February 2016

Upper School Update #2

March 2016

The Three-Legged Stool

April 2016




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