Welcome! Founded in 1971, The New School is Northwest Arkansas’ premier independent school providing a student-centered, college preparatory education for more than 400 students starting at age one through grade ten. We are dedicated to inspiring a love of learning and empowering students to reach their potential for academic achievement, creativity and citizenship.

The New School’s curriculum is focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics with an infusion of the arts (STEAM) into each discipline. Our STEAM initiative, coupled with the instruction of 21st century skills, produces alumni who are prepared for college and beyond. Our students have the ability to collaborate and team with diverse and creative thinkers and possess strong written and verbal communication abilities. They are also globally aware citizens, who are problem solvers and risk takers. We encourage our students to participate in leadership opportunities, artistic activities, athletic endeavors, and community service. A well-rounded student will be equipped to carry vital skills and knowledge into our ever-changing world.

I invite you to schedule a tour and discover for yourself all that The New School has to offer your child.

I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus soon.

Best regards,

Dennis Chapman
President and Head of School


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