As soon as you enter our campus, you will experience the palpable positive energy and find yourself surrounded by the warmest welcome! The New School campus is a special place, where learning happens everywhere - from the tree-lined outdoor pathways to the innovation lab to the dance studio 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 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 1-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. I was drawn to The New School because this school community embraces emotional intelligence not as separate from academic achievement, but rather as an important 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.
Northwest Arkansas offers a unique experience of multicultural diversity that is reflected in The New School student body. With families from 14 countries, the school has a wonderful international dimension. The local community benefits from the combination of the University of Arkansas, multiple international businesses, a wealth of outdoor activities and a thriving arts community.
I am thrilled to join The New School community, and I hope you will come visit and see for yourself why our school is such a special place.