Northwest Arkansas' Premier Independent Day School
Serving AGES 12 MONTH Through Grade Twelve.

 

 
At The New School, students are encouraged to pursue excellence in ACADEMICS, ARTS and ATHLETICS.
 

OUR MISSION


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

 

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, academic and athletic success. The New School offers 8 athletic sports for students in grades 7 - 12.


VISIT ATHLETICS


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Now awarding three $5,000 Whitaker Scholarships per grade (7th-12th)

"The school has made a commitment to maintain a socioeconomically diverse community. Whitaker Scholars who benefit from The New School’s innovative educational environment will undoubtedly lead and develop creative solutions to effect positive change in our world.”
- Dr. Susan R. Groesbeck, Head of School, Interim

12%

receive tuition assistance

17%

Student diversity

86%

FACULTY WITH ADVANCED DEGREES

in Upper school

47

years in northwest arkansas

34

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

Voted best in the nation and northwest arkansas.

TheBestSchools.org ranked The New School #1 in the nation on the prestigious 50 Best Private Elementary Schools list

Celebrate Magazine ranked The New School The Very Best in Preschool, Elementary, Middle and Junior High School through community voting

The New School was voted Best Private School and Best Preschool by local moms in the 4th Annual Mom Approved Awards by NWA Motherlode

The New School was awarded Winner of Best Summer Camp by Citiscapes Magazine


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