The New School Junior High and High School spans 7th - 12th grade, with the first graduating class in 2020. Small, seminar-style classes take place in modular classrooms, where the curriculum is college-preparatory, but also life-preparatory. Students attend a minimum 5 course academic load, with stimulating courses taught by discipline specific teachers with co-curricular opportunities.

The academic program is hands-on and experiential, exemplified by our field experiences around the country and our STEAM-focused Innovation Center, which houses 3-D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, and a full woodworking/metal-working lab. Our innovative Flex periods are designed to allow students to pursue their passions, from the science behind making tea, to the process required to design a board game, to data analysis utilizing neural networks. Students work from laptops, occasionally shifting to iPads, and with a fully wireless campus, our classes can go wherever the learning takes them.

TNS 2018- 2019 School profile

Typical Schedule Grades 7 - 12

7th Grade

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish (1 Semester)
  • Physical Education (1 Semester- if not in Athletics)
  • 2 Electives

8th Grade Students:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Entrepreneurship (1 Semester)
  • Physical Education (1 Semester- if not in Athletics)
  • 2 Electives

9th Grade Students:

  • English I
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Human Geography
  • World Language
  • 2 Semesters of Electives

10th Grade Students:

  • English II
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • World History
  • World Language
  • 2 Semesters of Electives

11th Grade Students:

  • English III or AP English Language & Composition
  • Math
  • Physics
  • United States History
  • World Language or Electives
  • 2 Semesters of Electives

12th Grade Students:

  • English IV or AP English Language & Composition
  • Math
  • Anatomy & Physiology or AP Environmental Science or Electives
  • United States Government & Politics
  • World Language or Electives
  • 2 Semesters of Electives