Why The New School


Leading Innovative Learning.

The New School (TNS), located in Fayetteville, Arkansas and founded in 1971, is Northwest Arkansas’ premier independent school. TNS provides a student-centered, innovative education for more than 400 students in Early Childhood through Grade 12. With a low student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, students are known and cared for by an excellent faculty in an encouraging atmosphere. The school’s curriculum is focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Located on a beautiful 26-acre secure wooded campus, facilities include a 350-seat auditorium and dance and art studios. The New School raised more than $14 million for a 65,000 square foot expansion opened in August 1, 2017. The new space includes an Academic Center housing the Middle and Upper Schools, an Innovation Center housing a makerspace, robotics lab, wood-working shop, cybercafe and an Athletic Center with a gymnasium, locker rooms, and a strength and conditioning facility.

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 exist not just to tell us what we stand for today, but to guide us into the “new” during seasons of growth.

2018 - 2019 School Profile  


Who We Are:

  • Adaptable
  • Intelligent
  • Innovative
  • Approachable
  • Progressive
  • Nimble
  • Leading
  • Successful
  • Confident
  • Risk Taking
  • Welcoming