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9431 Silver King Court
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
August 07, 2015
My son has attended this school for just over a year and we couldn't be happier! The classes are small and engaging, and the teachers take the time to make sure he's interested in and understanding the content. We are so excited that we found The New School. If you're looking for small classes and a friendly community please consider The New School.

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August 07, 2015
My son has attended this school for just over a year and we couldn't be happier! The classes are small and engaging, and the teachers take the time to make sure he's interested in and understanding the content. We are so excited that we found The New School. If you're looking for small classes and a friendly community please consider The New School.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 07, 2015
I have never seen a more dedicated group of teachers in my life. They give up lunches and free time to work with students almost everyday. They ask excellent questions and expect students to think for themselves. They are also always trying new strategies when a student is struggling. This is partially possible because of small classes.

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Amount of homework: Just right
August 07, 2015
The homework load is different depending on the teacher. My student rarely feels overloaded though. The focus is on quality homework, not quantity.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
August 07, 2015
Students at this school are encouraged to take risks, fail, and try again. This develops "grit" in students over time.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
August 07, 2015
Students at The New School are encouraged to respect themselves and others. Bullying is rare and strong, collegial relationships are formed between faculty and students.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
August 07, 2015
This school is quite small so each students is known. This creates a very caring and empathetic environment. All students feel welcomed and accepted.

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Amount of homework: Don't know
June 05, 2015
I don't have any solid feeling about homework we were too distracted by all the other issues.

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June 05, 2015
Good in the beginning, teachers are good except for one or two. The kids in the lower grades are given too much freedom. The small group of elementary students are fighting constantly and displaying inappropriate behavior. Administration is helpful at first then behaviors return. Besides one great teacher and one friend, my student hated going(very out of character). We exited in early April and this school still has not sent transcripts and medical records. I would not chose this school if your child is bright and friendly and wants to learn because most of the others don't.

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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
June 05, 2015
The teachers were wonderful and taught in a fun and interesting way. There was only one who clearly did not want to be there and made it clear in her teaching style.

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Develops grit: Neutral
June 05, 2015
If by grit you mean they harden them? Then maybe. First there is too much freedom then they were under heavy watch. I think they work on issues as they come up.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
June 05, 2015
They certainly sell that during the interview process and on their literature but it's not the case. Students do not respect each other or teachers. This is especially evident during PE or free time where extra teachers needed to step in for support even though this was a group of 10.

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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 05, 2015
This may be their biggest weakness for the lower grades. Even the founders attitude was "grow thick skin". So for those kids you are sensitive-this is not a fit. The school is not equipped to handle these situations. Many students needs assistance in this area.

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 05, 2015
When teachers asked the group to do something or not do it there was always a group in trouble. The group gossiped and lied to each other. While some teachers would not tolerate this behavior others had the attitude of "that's how kids are- that's life". Tremendous amount of manipulation among students in elementary school.

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April 09, 2014
I absolutely LOVE this school. Although it is a long drive for me, it has been worth the time and $. My son (12) is in 6th grade and so happy. More importantly, he went from being a mediocre student falling through the cracks at his public school to being a straight A student thriving and learning like a plant soaking up the attention and all it offers. Teachers are just wonderful. If your child is not reaching potential, go for it! This is my way of giving back to this site, which reviews inspired me to send my son here.

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January 01, 2014
We have only been at this school since September but so far my child, who is in 7th grade, really loves it. The teachers are very creative and go out of their way to make learning interesting. The very small class size allows for more interactions by the students. The teachers are very involved with providing fun activities outside of school. And most of the in school special activities, like the talent show, Halloween party, etc. are planned and run by students with support of the Parents' Association as requested. The Office Staff are so wonderful! And everyone, Staff, Teachers and other parents have been very welcoming. Just a completely humane environment for students.

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April 08, 2013
Excellent school! High school emphasizes critical thinking, research, and strong writing in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is truly more like a small liberal arts college than a typical high school. Assessments are authentic and homework is useful -- not at all the typical overly burdensome busywork we were used to in FCPS. Best of all are the small class sizes and incredible teachers: very knowledgeable, interesting, and caring people who will go the extra mile. Teaching is not just a job for them, it is their passion. This is a great school for bright students who are uninspired by school, or who need a smaller class size. It is amazing what a difference the right environment and teachers can make.

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July 10, 2009
School was listed as one of top schools in Washington DC metro area. Does a great job in preparing kids for college and seeking excellence through an engaging curriculum.

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July 02, 2008
A really different (maybe inspiring) school. Its embrace of 'Essential School' principles (Less is More; Authentic Assessment; A Collaborative Environment) makes it one of the most interesting, successful and engaging schools in the greater Washington area. Parents should note that it is college prep and makes a real effort to match students well with colleges. In many respects the school itself is reminiscent of a small liberal college although in a more modest setting.

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May 02, 2006
This website incorrectly states that the New School is a Christian school. It is not affiliated with any religious organization. Great small school. Casual environment where students are respected. Very interesting and unusual curriculum.

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The New School Of Northern Virginia
9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, VA  22031
(703) 691-3040
Last modified The New School Of Northern Virginia is a Private school that serves grades 4-12
The New School Of Northern Virginia Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top