Nysmith School for the Gifted

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Nysmith School for the Gifted believes that a world class education is a joy-filled experience. Every day it is our mission to make this happen for our students. Visitors to our school feel the energy from the first minutes they are in the building. Students are deeply engaged in an incredible variety of activities each and every day. On an “ordinary” day, you might see preschoolers on parade in their astronaut rocket boosters, kindergarteners paddling a canoe through the halls, first graders on a bird migration, Famous American second graders in full dress, third graders playing Greek games, fourth graders working with their robots in computer class, fifth graders dissecting fetal pigs, sixth graders behind tables in the trenches of World War I, seventh graders testing for their CPR/First Aid certificates, and eighth graders putting Victor Frankenstein on trial. Does this sound unusual? Then please come and see for yourself! Along the way, we fit in grammar, math and reading skills, formal and creative writing, computer programming, science labs, student-created newspapers and yearbooks, clubs, dramatic productions, three bands, two choral groups, Book Fairs, Bingo Night, field trips, and lots of student-centered learning designed by passionate, and inspiring teachers. It is fun!! In fact, parents tell us over and over that their children refuse to go on vacation or miss school for anything…really….parents of young students and middle schoolers. Does this sound too good to be true? Please come and see for yourself! To schedule a tour, please call Admissions at 571-308-2001 or email admissions@nysmith.com.

Basic facts

  • Available Spots:  We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Age Range:  Age 3 - Grade 8
  • Years Established:   Established in 1983
  • Enrollment:  580 Students
  • Average Class Size:  Teacher:Student Ratio 1:9
  • Tuition:  $24,800 - $36,400
  • Who you serve:  Elementary, Middle School, Preschool
  • Mission/Philosophy:  

    At The Nysmith School, your child will be inspired every day by passionate teachers, challenging content, and interactive activities. Imagine your child in an environment designed to stretch their creativity and critical thinking, guide them to explore the complexities of a complicated world, and help them become confident, compassionate, global citizens.

    Our award-winning program for children in preschool through 8th grade is recognized for graduating young leaders who know how to collaborate with others and helping them be their best. Low teacher-student ratios offer students time with subject area specialists who are deeply committed to helping every student become the best version of themselves. The Nysmith School balances the highest levels of academic content with a commitment to every student’s success. We strive for developing each child’s potential without stress, offering just the right balance of challenge and support.

  • Available Hours:  M-F 6:30am-6:30pm

Contact Details

  • Address: 13625 Eds Drive Herndon, VA 20171
  • Zip Code: 20171

  • Phone: 703-713-3332

  • Website: http://www.nysmith.com/


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