How a Small School for Gifted Kids in the D.C. Exurbs
Gets Big Results

Nysmith named a “Top 10 School in the World” by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

For Nysmith graduates winning “a disproportionate number of research and other awards at TJ


Saturday August 17th

 10am – 12pm

Building a Strong Foundation

Learn how Nysmith builds a strong foundation for learning in early childhood.

Hear from Nysmith parents, students, and staff about how we make learning a joy-filled experience.

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U.S. News and World Report has come out with its annual ranking of top high schools in the nation and making t...
International Week at Nysmith School has always been one of our most beloved school-wide events. Traditionally...
Students coming into the 4th grade at Nysmith have a welcome addition to their schedule—a daily, 30-minute c...
When it comes to math and a new (albeit improved) learning program, trying to help your child navigate math as...
This past weekend, the Nysmith School Debate Team participated in the Georgetown Day School Public Forum Tourn...
A big congratulations to Nysmith 8th graders, Jeffrey C., Matthew L., Abhi A., and Nysmith 7th grader, Zani X....
The Nysmith History Bowl team, with a record of 4-2, placed 5th out of 22 teams in the 2019 Capital Region Cha...
We want to wish a big congratulations to our students who competed in the History Bee Regional Tournament at T...
The Nysmith school hosted its third Metro Speech and Debate Public Forum Tournament. Students were prepared to...

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Here is a speech from another alumni, Raed, who talks about how the dynamic teachers kept him at Nysmith for 11 years. He also goes into how the electives shaped his love of history and social studies, and how he found a passion he didn’t know he had. #LearningIsFun #WhyNysmith ... See MoreSee Less

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It's not just our students who love Nysmith--it's our teachers too! Watch the video below to see what they love about teaching at Nysmith. #WhyNysmith #teachingisfun ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is another wonderful speech from one of our 8th graders, Angad, who says that Nysmith transformed his attitude from dreading the start of school to eagerly awaiting the first day. Enjoy his philosophical take on his experience with us. #WhyNysmith #LearningIsFun ... See MoreSee Less

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What's it like to be a Nysmith student? Watch our "day in the life" video and see for yourself! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Are Your Children Inspired and
    Challenged at School?

    At The Nysmith School, we offer a world-class curriculum in a joy-filled setting. While we are very proud of our creative gifted programs, we care most about finding a great fit between our offerings and the needs and interests of our students.

    Is Nysmith the best choice for your children? We encourage you to click here to download our “Traits of Giftedness” checklist. After you’ve completed it, please review the text about possible next steps.


    … a world-class experience that is filled with joy.

    … children in a nurturing environment designed to spark their creativity, hone their critical reasoning skills, and boldly guide them through the complexities of an ever-changing world.

    … children taking their place as confident, capable, and compassionate global citizens.

    Imagine The Nysmith School.