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Address
13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Telephone
(703) 713-3332
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Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,400
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.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
580
Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
70
Part-Time Teachers
4

Students

Students
580
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    43.1%
  • Asian
    39.7%
  • Unknown
    6.9%
  • Multiracial
    3.4%
  • Hispanic
    3.1%
  • African American
    2.6%
  • Native American
    1.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$114,329
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$516,800
National
$184,700

Nysmith School for the Gifted Reviews

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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!
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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.
As a current 8th grader that has been at Nysmith my whole life, I could not have imagined a better experience that has prepared me for high school. I got into all but one of my top choices for high school and have really grown from the community and other students. Everyone has been so welcoming and it has been a pleasure to be at Nysmith for 9 years and have enjoyed it all. Any child willing to work hard and are dedicated to learning and doing their best will thrive in this environment. All the best to my fellow students and anyone interested in coming to Nysmith.