We love visitors!

Founded in 1989, The New School of Northern Virginia has been a unique and important voice in college-prep education in the metropolitan area. We are committed to small classes where students are active participants in the learning, and where teachers engage students in supportive conversations about their work and growth.

Our curriculum focuses on applied learning and critical and creative thought, and is, we feel, an ideal preparation for college and life beyond. We know that giving students choices in the direction of their work fosters “ownership” – students feeling invested in their work, positive about themselves, and inspired to set higher expectations for their work.

We’re a people school, with a rich culture of community. We believe that when people feel appreciated, trusted, and free to express themselves, they are at their best; they are thoughtful, open-minded, self-motivated, and kind.

We love what we do, and we invite you to take the first step and attend an Open House or schedule a tour to explore our campus and classrooms and learn more about our one-of-a-kind program.