Empowering and Inspiring Each Student

The New School, founded in 1971 in central Fayetteville, is located on a beautiful 26-acre secure wooded campus where students ages one through grade 12 become lifelong learners guided by our core values of curiosity, character and community.

At The New School, we promote a child’s social-emotional growth, intellectual development and creativity. Our children learn in a positive environment with careful direction and guidance from teachers who care and know each child. The New School is committed to selecting outstanding teachers and supporting our educators with the highest quality of professional development.

Students at The New School are encouraged to explore and inquire in an environment enriched with opportunities in the arts and athletics while being challenged in academics.

Our rich extended day program, which is included in the cost of tuition, and summer camps provide opportunities for students to discover and develop their passions while building community among peers. 

We are grounded by our school community that allows each child and family to be connected and valued. Our school programs promote kindness and cooperation among the school community and throughout the world beyond. Our students are inspired to become good citizens with a sense of responsibility and respect for others. 

We are committed to giving all families the opportunity to explore the potential of an independent school. With different academic scholarship opportunities and a financial assistance program available, students are accepted based on their academic, leadership and character. The New School accepts students based on academic potential, leadership and character, not the ability to afford full tuition.

Families considering application to The New School are strongly encouraged to take a personal tour with our Admission Office. Parents can use the form linked below to request a tour date.

If you would like to request more information, please email or call. 

To apply to The New School create an account through Blackbaud, The New School's school management software, and submit your application. 

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From our Graduates

Not All Schools are the Same

Independent schools are often described as schools that offer an education for the real world. We believe that our graduates are socially well-adjusted and are better prepared to enter the workforce or excel in post-secondary education. Visit the National Association of Independent Schools website for more information on the value of an independent education.

Independent schools are governed by their own boards of trustees. They are financed by tuition payments, charitable contributions and endowment revenue, receiving no government funding. They adhere to rigorous accreditation standards.

What does this mean for parents, students and The New School?

Application and Admissions Process

The New School seeks to enroll students in our early childhood education, lower, middle, and upper schools who will benefit from our mission and program. The goal is to select a well balanced and diverse student body composed of students who will be successful at The New School.

Families considering inquiring or applying to The New School are strongly encouraged to take a personal tour with our Director of Enrollment and Admissions. 

Schedule Your Tour

If you have questions about The New School or our Admissions Process, please contact our Director of Advancement and Enrollment Jack Sweeney at (479) 521-7037 or admission@thenewschool.org. 

Admissions Policy

To apply to The New School create an account through Blackbaud, The New School's school management software, and submit your application. 

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