The New School of Northern Virginia

    • Rating
    • - Not Rated Yet
The New School of Northern Virginia 5

The New School of Northern Virginia

The New School of Northern Virginia is a small, independent private school located in Fairfax, Virginia. We were founded in 1989 and serve grades 4-12. The New School has often been described as an elementary/middle/high school version of a small liberal arts college – and that’s a pretty good description. Much as in college, students feel an exciting mix of freedom and intellectual challenge. They have choices within a discipline in planning out their academic distribution requirements. They learn to collaborate closely with their teachers and advisors as they work their way through the school. They learn to master essential skills.

Basic facts

  • Age Range:  Grade 4 - 12
  • Years Established:   1989
  • Tuition:  $ 18,412 - $ 30,993
  • Who you serve:  Co-ed, Elementary, Middle School
  • Mission/Philosophy:  

    1. We believe there are many ways to teach, learn, and present information; we believe in the Multiple Intelligences.
    2. We believe teachers must help students develop the essential skills and habits of mind they need to use their minds well.
    3. We believe students are intrinsically motivated to learn, achieve, and create.
    4. We believe interdependent collaboration between students, teachers, and parents is vital; we believe that students, teachers, and parents must relate to one another with mutual respect and trust.
    5. We believe a special dimension of equality exists in the teacher/student relationship. We celebrate this dimension because it allows students to transcend their former academic self-perceptions and empowers students to re-imagine themselves as successful and creative learners and individuals.
    6. We believe in using tools of authentic assessment (including student portfolios, exhibitions, performances, documented research, and more) to evaluate student mastery of skills and concepts.
    7. We expect students to act in ways that benefit the community; it is essential to work cooperatively and to think and act ethically.
    8. We believe in our skilled faculty: collegial friends of the highest order and talented student mentors. We provide myriad opportunities for our faculty to grow, collaboratively and individually, as both teachers and learners.

Contact Details

  • Address: 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, VA, 22031
  • Zip Code: 22031

  • Phone: 703-691-3040

  • Website:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will not be published.

Get Directions

Submit A Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *