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 2019- 2020 School profile


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Cammie Parker, Class of 2020

Cameron has been part of The New School family since she was 3-years old, so she and the school have grown up together. She said the school has changed dramatically in her time there, and for the better.

“I’m glad it changed because that’s why I’m still here,” Cammie said. “But the teachers are still the same. I see Miss Margaret — she was my Spanish teacher when I was 4 or 5 years old — and I give her a hug every morning. That’s how it’s been for every teacher I’ve ever had. They’ll do everything they can to help us get to where we need to be — and beyond. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love it here."

Cammie, who competes in four gymnastics disciplines, dreams of becoming a pediatric orthopedist, and The New School has nurtured that dream. 

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Typical Schedules for Grades 7-12