50th anniversary celebration

Friday, October 15th

Outside on TNS Campus


Join us for fun, friends, and food! We are so excited to come together again as a community to celebrate 50 Years of The New School. 


In 1971, The New School opened in Fayetteville, Arkansas as a non-profit organization with 24 students age three to six. Today, the independent school has more than 400 students from one-year-olds in the preschool through the 12th grade. Over the years, the school has seen substantial growth, in both the program and the leadership, but the philosophy and mission of the school have stayed very much the same.

The New School Annual Fund kicks off on October 13th with exciting events planned during the week for students to get involved. We will be having an all school Student Coin Challenge starting October 13th. Each grade level division can bring in coins or money to compete with other grade level divisions to see who raises the most money. All money raised will go directly to The New School Annual Fund. The winning division will have a special surprise later this fall. 

The New School Annual Fund Kick-Off and 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Wednesday, October 13th  Crazy Hat Day & Start of Division Level Coin Challenge
  • Thursday, October 14th Pajama Day
  • Friday, October 15th Cougar Pride Day with a Cougar Walk & 50th Anniversary Celebration Party

Everything leads up to our 50th Anniversary Celebration Party on October 15th from 5:00 - 7:30pm. The party will be in person and located in the back part of campus. 

50th Anniversary Celebration Party

  • Food and drinks for everyone

  • Burton’s Creamery

  • Pumpkin Patch - students can pick out and decorate their very own pumpkin

  • Balloon Artist

  • Music from our students including an appearance from Mr. Troy

  • Obstacle course, sport inflatables, inflatable climbing wall 

  • Climbing Wall for the older students

  • Razorback Bounce House Experience

  • School Store

  • And many more fun exciting activities planned!

We hope all of our families will join us as our community celebrates 50 years of The New School and looks to the next 50 years of educating young people. Come on out and have some fun!