Leadership and Faculty
Welcome to The New School!
As soon as you enter our campus, you will experience the palpable positive energy and find a place where you belong. The New School campus is a special place, where learning happens everywhere - from the tree-lined outdoor pathways to the innovation center to the theater stage to the state-of-the-art science labs and more.
A mentor of mine reminds me often that one of the most powerful implicit promises an independent school can make to parents is that each of their children will be known, valued and cared for. I see that everyday here at The New School, where our teachers truly value each individual student, encouraging them to try new experiences, challenging them appropriately, and supporting them through the necessary struggles that lead to growth and success.
From our youngest learners at one-year-old to our high school seniors to our teachers and school leaders, we are a community of learners in a school that values innovation, curiosity, character, and community. Three years ago, I was drawn to The New School because this school community embraces emotional intelligence not as separate from academic achievement, but rather as an integral component of academic achievement. With rich curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular offerings, The New School provides each individual with opportunities to pursue passions and explore new interests.
Throughout the past two years, while we had to make some adjustments for the safety of our community, we have remained centered by our mission to provide each student with well-rounded experiences and to inspire a lifelong love of learning. This year, we continue to take bold and innovative steps forward to redefine academic rigor for the future. The New School is, and will continue to be, a leader in defining and embracing whole-child education, where we acknowledge that student health and wellness provides the necessary foundation for realizing academic potential.
Our successful future leaders will be creative and innovative problem solvers, inquiring learners with a broad academic foundation, and emotionally intelligent humans who value health and wellness. The New School is not only preparing our students for the future, but educating them to shape that future!
Northwest Arkansas offers a unique experience of multicultural diversity. The local community benefits from the University of Arkansas, multiple international businesses, a wealth of outdoor activities, and a thriving arts community.
I hope you will come visit and see for yourself why our school is such a special place.