Nysmith School for the Gifted

13625 EDS Dr, Herndon, VA 20171

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Nysmith School for the Gifted Nysmith School for the Gifted

The award winning Nysmith School for the Gifted is located in Herndon Virginia near Dulles Airport, convenient to route 28 and the Dulles Toll Road. The school teaches more than 600 children ages 3 years through 8th Grade that school can and should be something to look forward to, not dreaded. The key to the award winning program is that it has created a fun, loving environment where each child can learn to their potential. In addition to the diversified reading and math programs which teaches children up to four grade levels above grade level; the program incorporates daily computers, science, foreign language, and much more. It’s not unusual to see second graders putting together travel brochures for the 50 states using Microsoft Publisher, 5th graders programming robotics, or 8th graders using adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to put together the school’s yearbook. The program’s minimization of repetition translates into less boredom in class as well as less homework.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory, General Academic
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address13625 EDS Dr, Herndon, VA 20171
Year Established1983
Legal StatusInc
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$20,200-29,700; estimated extras $250

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Summer SessionAges 3-12. Academic Enrichment Recreational. Tuition Day $680/2-weeks ses. 10 weeks
Accredited BySACS

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2004


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$250
New Students85
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ


AdministratorKenneth Nysmith
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since2007
Director(s) of AdmissionsMarian White, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment620
Day Students620
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)620
Average Class Size18
Student-Faculty Ratio9:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty142
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)13
Male Teaching Faculty12
Female Teaching Faculty130

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage13
Buildings on Campus2
Facilities Value$14,000,000
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