Value of an Independent School

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?

  • We have the freedom to develop our own one-of-a-kind curriculum, allowing for enormous variety and creativity in teaching, course content and the ability to tailor and accelerate classes according to the needs of our students.
  • We establish very high standards for faculty based on our educational philosophy – we are not dictated by state guidelines.
  • We are selective. We shape our learning community by choosing students and families who place a high value on an excellent college preparatory education and faculty and administrators who best fit our mission and vision.
  • We make the choice to have small class sizes, focus closely on each individual child’s strengths and challenges and foster meaningful relationships between students and faculty.

I consider myself very lucky to have grown up in an environment like The New School. Having started my New School career in the three-year-olds class, I can happily say that this school has had an immense impact on me. — Chaney, Class of 2020

We invite you to visit our campus to learn more about the benefits of an education that prepares students for the real world.

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