Northwest Arkansas' Premier Independent Day School
Empowering students age one through grade 12

Our mission

admissionsThe New School community empowers each student through a well-rounded experience and inspires a love of lifelong learning. 

 

Information about COVID-19 Response

The New School community looks forward to welcoming students back to campus for our first day of school on August 13th.
Learn more about The New School's response to COVID-19 and details in preparation for the fall.

COVID-19 Reference Page

 

Curriculum goals for the early childhood program involve creating an environment with many opportunities for growth in social emotional and cognitive development, emergent literacy, social studies, science and technology, mathematical thinking, physical development and health.


VISIT EARLY CHILDHOOD

The success of our Lower School centers on creating the optimal foundation for each student's educational journey. Each teacher is committed to fostering a love of learning and to delivering engaging academic instruction in a supportive and nurturing environment.



VISIT THE LOWER SCHOOL

The Middle School program, focuses on the social-emotional and academic growth unique to Middle School-age students. Our students emerge from the Middle School program with a clearer picture of their strengths and challenges and the strategies, both academic and personal, for students to employ for life success.


VISIT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

The New School Upper School spans 7th - 12th grade, with the first graduating class in 2020.

The academic program is hands-on and experiential, exemplified by our field experiences around the country and our STEAM-focused Innovation Center.


The Arts Program at The New School cultivates a sense of belonging, collaboration, arts, appreciation and creative expansion. The goal of the Arts program is to develop students into advanced artists, musicians, actors and dancers.


VISIT ARTS

The New School Athletic Program will provide an athletic experience focused on discipline, character development and community, as well as academic and athletic success. The New School offers 12 athletic sports for students in grades 7 - 12.


VISIT ATHLETICS

12%

receive tuition assistance

17%

Student diversity

86%

FACULTY WITH ADVANCED DEGREES

in Upper school

49

years in northwest arkansas

14

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED BY OUR FAMILIES

8:1

average Student/faculty

ratio

80%

7th graders qualified for DUKE TIP

#1

in the U.s. on prestigious 50 best private elementary schools list

 

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The New School is an independent school that respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin in the admission of students, in hiring, or in the administration of its educational program.