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Nysmith was able to pivot immediately from our traditional on-site teaching model to distance learning without missing a beat in the late spring to respond to this unprecedented crisis. This fall we have safely, and successfully, opened classes on-time with a mix of on-site, distance learning and a hybrid program incorporating both in-person and virtual classes. Learn More

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13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
About Nysmith School for the Gifted...


Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
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Interview Required
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Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Nysmith School for the Gifted

The award-winning Nysmith School for the Gifted serves children from ages 3 to 14 years of age. We are dedicated to nurturing your child’s love of learning by making school a joy-filled experience. Our 1:9 teacher to student ratio allows for individualized learning and differentiation in the academic program up to 4 grade levels above grade.

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PK, K-8
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  • White
  • Asian
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  • Multiracial
  • Hispanic
  • African American
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islander


Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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    Nysmith School for the Gifted Reviews

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    It is the best school I have ever been to and has opened the gates for me to really be able to learn. I especially like language arts and my teachers truly have a broad understanding of the world and inspire us. I have read books including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Power of One, Frankenstein, Henry IV, Henry V, Oedipus The King, and many more. I came in 7th grade and I thought I would have a hard time, but that was not the case. The school is so diverse and I have gotten to learn about a bunch of different cultures and it has given me a better understanding. I went to public school before and until I got to this school I did not really know whiten outstanding education was. I feel ready to share my ideas with the world.
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    Our 3 kids attended Nysmith from pre-K to 8th grade and it was the best decision of our lives! They never wanted to miss a day of school, because Nysmith knows how to make learning fun. Our kids went on to a great high school (TJ), that was perfect for their math/science/technology interests, and attended their #1 college choices. They were not only ready academically after Nysmith, but they were also happy and confident. The teachers, who are experts and passionate about the subjects they teach, treated the kids with kindness and respect, welcomed their questions, nurtured their curiosity, and helped my kids discover their gifts and abilities - sometimes before they even knew what they were. I highly recommend Nysmith. Or, better yet, don't listen to me...look at their website, see how their alums are doing, schedule a tour and a couple of student visit days for your child. See for yourselves what Nysmith is all about!
    Both of my kids went to Nysmith starting from preschool. Nysmith school is one of few schools in the area that offers preschool to children 3 years and older with a strong academic setting. As a full time working mom I searched for a school I could leave my three year old son and daughter; while feeling confident that not only they are cared for, but also learn a lot by the end of the day. Nysmith not only delivered, but exceeded my expectations. Upon graduation, my son was well prepared for high school and later academic challenges in life (dental school). My daughter also started Nysmith at age 3 and graduated by 8th grade. I wish they offered high school as well! I highly recommend this school. Now all three of my nieces and nephews (6,4,3 respectively) attend, and another nephew will be going there next year. I recommend this school to any family who would like to start their child's education at an early age, in a strong academic yet nurturing environment.