Students at The Nysmith School have many different abilities and interests.  Our environment encourages each child to do their best without a fear of failure.  We nurture your child’s talents and help them excel. Our philosophy about competition is not about winning, it’s about the joy of participating in the competition. We encourage your child to follow their passion, do their best, and be happy with the result. Below are some of the achievements made by our students in recent years.


March 2019: Nysmith Debate Team – Georgetown Day School Public Forum Tournament
March 2019: MATHCOUNTS Competition
March 2019: The Nysmith History Bowl
February 2019: History Bee Regional Tournament


March 2019: Nysmith Debate Team – Georgetown Day School Public Forum Tournament
March 2019: MATHCOUNTS Competition
March 2019: The Nysmith History Bowl
February 2019: History Bee Regional Tournament
February 2019: Metro Speech and Debate Public Forum Tournament
February 2019: WACFL High School Public Forum Debate Tournament
February 2019: 7th and 8th Grade Science Fair
February 2019: 2019 Regional History Bee Competition
January 2019: Nysmith’s Science Olympiad
January 2019: Mathleague Virginia Competition
December 2018: Nysmith Debate Team
December 2018: League Lego competition
December 2018: Washington National Opera Children’s Chorus
December 2018: Mathleague Virginia Competition
The Royal Conservatory Awards State Certificate of Excellence
8th Grader Raises $1000 for Local Dog Shelters by Creating Homemade Dog Biscuit Non-Profit
WRO Regional Champions
May 2018: Nysmith Students Win at Science & Engineering Fair
April 2018: Debate Team Win
JAN. 2018 Science Olympiad Team Wins 23 Medals!
JAN. 2018 Debate Team Sweeps High School Competition
3rd place Championship Award for Robot Performance
Debate Teams Win Again
Middle School Model United Nations Conference
DEC 2017: Regional Win for Robotics Team
July 2017: San Marino Cup Tournament Winners
June 2017: Wins at World Robot Olympiad
June 2017: 7th Place in Nation in National History Bee
May 2017: 1st Place at American Computer Science League Contest
May 2017: 1st in Nation in 2016-2017 WordMasters Challenge
May 2017: Summer Scholarship Winner
May 2017: TJ BioCode Competition – 1st & 9th Place
May 2017: Nysmith Student Achieves Perfect Score on National Latin Exam
May 2017: Debate Domination!
May 2017: SCI Math Minds Contest Grand Prize Winner
May 2017: Nysmith Wins at Music In The Parks Festival
May 2017: Multiple Wins at North South Foundation Regionals
May 2017: Top 16 at You Be the Chemist Virginia State Challenge
May 2017: Nysmith Wins Multiple National Latin Exam Awards
May 2017: Robotics Team Wins at 2017 VEX Worlds VEX IQ Challenge
Apr. 2017: Debate Team Wins Again
Apr. 2017: 1st Place Win at DC Urban Debate League High School Tournament
Mar. 2017: 1st Place in Math Kangaroo Competition
Mar. 2017: 1st Place in Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition
Mar. 2017: Nysmith Wins National Science Bowl® Regional Competition!
Mar. 2017: Nysmith Students Advance at You Be the Chemist Challenge
Mar. 2017: Nysmith Students Win at Debate Tournament
Feb. 2017: Nysmith Student Aces AMC 10, Invited to AIME Test
Dec. 2016: Debate Club Wins 1st & 2nd Place at the DCUDL Maya Angelou French Immersion School Tournament
Nov. 2016: Debate Club Places 1st & 3rd in Emerson Preparatory School Tournament
Oct. 2016: Kaien Yang Named Top Finalist in Broadcom MASTERS
Jun. 2016: Nysmith Students Excel at the “World Series of Mathematics Competitions”
Jun. 2016: Nysmith Students Advance to 2016 History Bee National Finals
May 2016: 1st in Nation at 2015-2016 WordMasters Challenge
May 2016: Nysmith 5th Graders Excel in the Noetic Learning Math Contest
May 2016: Nysmith Students Excel at Fairfax County Science & Engineering Fair
May 2016: Nysmith Places 2nd in Virginia State Math Competition
Apr. 2016: Nysmith Teams Excel at DCUDL Holy Trinity Championships
Apr. 2016: First Place in 2016 Johns Hopkins University Science Bowl
Apr. 2016: Nysmith Wins Top School in the Nation & Top School for the DC League in the ESU MSPDP National Tournament
Apr. 2016: Nysmith Odyssey of the Mind Virginia State Champions, Advance to World Finals
Apr. 2016: Fourth Place in You Be The Chemist Challenge™
Apr. 2016: Nysmith 3rd in Their Division in the National Science Bowl® Finals
Mar. 2016: Nysmith Debate Teams Advance to Finals
Mar. 2016: Perfect Scores on National Mythology Exam
Nov. 2015: Alumna Inducted into Carson Scholars Hall of Fame
Nov. 2015: Lego League Team Advances to State Finals
Nov. 2015: Model UN Club Wins at George Washington University
2015: Nysmith Student Ties Highest SCAT Score
May 2015: Ten Nysmith Students Excel at the Fairfax Science & Engineering Fair at George Mason
Apr. 2015: Nysmith 7th Grade Parliamentary Debate Team Goes Undefeated at Sidwell Quaker Debates
Apr. 2015: Nysmith CyberPatriot Team Wins National Championship
Apr. 2015: Nysmith Teams Finish in 2nd & 12th Place Nationwide at CyberPatriot Competition
The Nysmith School Receives the “Tommy Award” from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
May 2014: Nysmith Gets “Highest Honors” at WordMasters Challenge
Jun. 2014: Second in the Nation in History Bee Finals
May 2014: 1st & 3rd Place Wins at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
May 2014: Student Honored at Duke Talent Identification Program Ceremony
May 2014: Nysmith Students Shine at Science Olympiad
Student Places 8th in the Nation at 2014 MATHCOUNTS Competition
May 2014: Alumnus Wins at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
Aug. 2014: Alumna Receives William & Mary President’s Award
Apr. 2014: Alumna Wins Grand Prize at VA Science & Engineering Fair
Apr. 2014: Second Place in Virginia State Finals of the National Geographic Bee
Mar. 2014: Nysmith Team Wins 1st Place at Curie Math Bowl
Mar. 2014: Nysmith Students Shine at TJ Invitational Science Fair
Mar. 2014: Four Students Qualify for Highly-Prestigious AIME Test
Mar. 2014: MATHCOUNTS Team Second in State
May 2013: Nysmith 6th-Grader Wins Grand Prize at TJ Science Fair
May 2013: Alumnus Wins Grand Prize at TJ Science Fair
Apr. 2013: Nysmith Students Shine in National Latin Exam
2013: Student Places Second in World in AMC10 Competition
Mar. 2013: Virginia Regional Science Bowl Champs