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National Presbyterian School

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National Presbyterian School is an independent, co-educational school in Northwest Washington, D.C., serving 300 students in Nursery through Sixth Grade.

At NPS, we understand that the childhood years from 3 to 12 are the most crucial for learning, when the foundation is put in place for who we will become. The NPS journey begins with 3 year olds who are just ready to engage in an independent experience in a playful, stimulating environment. And the journey concludes with 12 year olds who sit on the cusp of adolescence. Without the presence of teenagers, our oldest students remain receptive to the guidance and instruction of adults at a key moment in their academic and social-emotional development. Renowned for academic sophistication, confidence, and compassion, our graduates are highly sought after by a wide array of schools in Seventh Grade.

Basic Facts

    Age Range:
    Age 3 - Grade 6

    Years Established: 1969

    Enrollment: 300 students

    Average Class Size: Student/Teacher Ratio of 7:1

    Tuition: $17,530 - $31,840

    Who you serve:
    Co-ed, Christian, Elementary, Preschool

    Mission/Philosophy
    Founded in 1969 as an educational mission of The National Presbyterian Church, National Presbyterian School is a traditional, co-educational elementary school dedicated to educational excellence in an ecumenical Christian environment. A loving and inclusive community, NPS strives to help children develop intellectual, spiritual, and personal foundations that will serve them throughout their lives.

Contact Details

  • Address: 4121 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • Zip Code: 20016
  • Phone: 202-537-7508
  • Website: http://www.nps-dc.org

Important Q&A

    What differentiates your school from all others?
    NPS provide an ideal elementary school learning experience:

    Twelve years old (6th Grade) is a key age to be the oldest in a school. Without the influence of teenagers, this is the last year that children remain open to adults while emerging as sophisticated thinkers. To be top dogs in 6th grade benefits character and academic growth that serves students well for years to come.

    Seventh grade placement is stellar. Renowned for academic sophistication, confidence, and compassion, our graduates are highly sought after by a wide array of schools in seventh grade.

    NPS provides excellent preparation. We balance a traditional culture with innovative teaching, featuring Project Zero thinking routines, integration of the arts, and a focus on social, emotional, and academic development.

    NPS offers an inclusive religious component, providing spiritual growth, Biblical and religious literacy, and a focus on values.

    Diversity & Inclusion is a priority, and we offer an intentional approach to create an environment in which all community members are welcomed and valued.

    NPS is a community like no other, focusing on the family’s experience during the fleeting time when children still want their parents involved in life at school.


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