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Thank you for your interest in The New School.

In 1971, The New School opened in Fayetteville, Arkansas as a non-profit organization with 24 students age three to six. Today, the school has more than 400 students from one-year-olds in the preschool through the 12th grade. Over the years, the school has seen substantial growth, in both the program and the leadership, but the philosophy and mission of the school have stayed very much the same.

At The New School, we know we’re educating students for a world they don’t yet see. A New world. We’re preparing them for jobs that may not exist. New careers. And we’re exposing them to ideas that stretch their minds. New ideas.

Our core values - Curiosity, Innovation, Respect and Citizenship, Excellence and Community, exist not just to tell us what we stand for today, but to guide us into the “new” during seasons of growth.

We are committed to giving all families the opportunity to explore the potential of an independent school. With different academic scholarship opportunities and a financial assistance program available, The New School accepts students based on academic potential, not the ability to afford full tuition.

Hopefully you have taken the opportunity to glance through our website and learned more about the amazing learning happening at The New School. I encourage you to take some time and view our Admission Process.

If you are interested in visiting and touring the campus please contact the Admission Office or give us a call, 479.521.7037.

Thank you for your interest in The New School and I look forward to hearing from you.


Jack Sweeney

Director of Advancment

If you're interested in starting your application with The New School, submit an inquiry using the form below. 

The teachers here love the children and do their best to care, nurture and teach them in an excellent way. — Beth, Middle School Parent