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Nysmith School Nysmith School

13625 EDS Drive, Herndon, VA 20171
703-713-3332 ·

Who We Are

The award-winning Nysmith School is a family owned and operated private school with over 600 students from pre-school - 8th grade. Nysmith's educational philosophy is based on small class sizes, passionate teachers, and individualized, accelerated programs for reading, math, daily science, computers, logic, foreign language, and much more. The school is located just off the Dulles Road at Exit 9A (Chantilly/Herndon) in Herndon, making it convenient to both Fairfax and Loudoun County residents. Established in 1983, the Nysmith School has been recognized by The Washington Post and named a "Top Ten School in the World" by John Hopkins University.

The Nysmith School is best known for its unique, common sense approach to education. The school uses a maximum 1:9 teacher-student ratio, engaging and fun curriculum, minimization of repetition, and minimal homework, to teach children up to four levels above grade. Says Headmaster, Ken Nysmith, "When I walk with visitors through the school, they are struck by how much fun the children are having. At The Nysmith School, we work hard to teach each child to their potential, to make school fun, and stimulating. You can have advanced academics without pressure."

The Nysmith School offers tours daily as well as monthly Open Houses. Come see for yourself why parents from all over the country have relocated their families just to attend Nysmith.

At A Glance

Lunch Provided
Before Care
After Care
Grades Preschool - 8th Grade
Religious Affiliation None
Hours 7:00am - 6:30pm
Class Size 18
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Ceramics
  • Charcoal
  • and more

Admissions Information

Director Ken Nysmith
Phone 703-713-3332