A TNS Education

Our Early Childhood program is dedicated to building a strong foundation and igniting a lifelong passion for learning in our children. We believe that every part of a child's day is a learning opportunity. The New School day is full of experiences involving language arts, math and science, visual arts, music and movement, and play in the carefully planned classroom learning centers and studio.

The success of our Lower School centers on creating the optimal foundation for each student's educational journey. Each teacher is committed to fostering a love of learning and to delivering engaging academic instruction, while providing the most supportive environment. Small class sizes and even smaller instructional groupings for literacy and math set our elementary school experience apart. Technology integrated at every level of the curriculum expands learning opportunities and encourages problem solving, systematic reasoning and collaboration among students. Both the schedule and curriculum are designed to support and guide students to reach their full potential.

The Middle School provides and environment that encourages the intellectual growth and emotional support that is specific to the needs of pre-adolescents. The New School's strong sense of community and low student-teacher ratio allows us the opportunity to have small instructional groups that provide a personalized learning journey for each student. There is a strong emphasis on teaching new century skills threaded throughout each curricular area. The New School's implementation of a STEAM-based curriculum allows our students more than basic exposure to the benefits of arts and technology; it is regularly incorporated in every aspect of the educational experience.

In the Upper School, we offer Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP classes in order to prepare our students for college placement and beyond. Our program is academically challenging, stimulating, engaging and unique to Northwest Arkansas. Our focus is to create a personalized and innovative learning experience for each student.

Our Division Heads

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of ShaRonda Sandidge

    ShaRonda Sandidge 

    Head of Early Childhood Education
  • Photo of Laura Apperson

    Laura Apperson 

    Head of K-6
  • Photo of J.R. Neiswender

    J.R. Neiswender 

    Head of Upper School 7 - 12

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Northwest Arkansas' Premier Independent Day School
Empowering students age one through grade 12