Norwood School is a wonderful place for children to spend the most critical years of growth and development, ages 5-14. Our beautiful 38-acre campus and outstanding facilities offer plenty of room to grow in mind, body, and character, and our talented faculty and staff create a Norwood family that cares deeply about the success and well-being of each and every child.
Norwood was founded 62 years ago as an intentionally happy place of learning where each child would feel valued and supported. This founding philosophy is still at the core of the School. We challenge students and expect them to challenge themselves, but we do so in a child-centered environment that is nurturing, supportive, and reflective of our belief that learning at its best is a joyful process. The School’s focus on the whole child puts social and ethical development on the same plane as academic and intellectual development.
Simply put, if you have a school of outstanding teachers, you have an outstanding school. Norwood is filled with dedicated, enthusiastic, caring, and exceptionally talented teachers who specialize in their subject matter and grade level, and have a passion for inspiring children and setting expectations high for their success in school and life.
Program & Curriculum
The program focuses on the academic, creative, moral, and physical development of children. The curriculum is challenging, interdisciplinary, and differentiated to meet children where they are and move them forward. Small classes and a 6:1 student/teacher ratio ensure that each student will benefit from individual attention and guidance. World languages, art, music, drama, physical education, and athletics have never been considered “extras” and are regular part of each child’s schedule.
Diverse, Inclusive & Caring Community
True to its mission, Norwood embraces diversity and believes that education is broadened and strengthened by the inclusion of people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The School’s motto, how you lead your life matters, is woven into the fabric of the community, from the faculty and staff, to the students, to the parents. In fact, Norwood starts every day with a lesson about the character and values.
The Power of PK-8
Norwood is unique in its ability to place a strong emphasis on early-childhood education and allow middle school students leadership opportunities while encouraging them to stay young for as long as possible. Norwood students graduate to not only the best high schools, but the best high school for each individual child. High school admission directors and administrators repeatedly report that Norwood students arrive on the scene ready to learn, lead, succeed, and contribute to their new school communities in many important ways.
Pre-K - grade 8
Years Established: 1952
Average Class Size: Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1
Tuition: $20,175 - $34,470
Who you serve:
Co-ed, Elementary, Middle School
Norwood School’s mission is to ensure that each of its students grows intellectually, morally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, while preparing to function productively and generously in our pluralistic society. Norwood’s challenging educational program and broad-based activities are designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect for the rights and feelings of others. Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.
- Address: 8821 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
- Zip Code: 20817
- Phone: 301-365-2595
- Website: http://www.norwoodschool.org/