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


Thursday, October 24th

 9am and 1pm

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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The kindergarten social studies students have been discussing communities. They planned the buildings that would be in their city and made them out of paper and glue. Many thanks to the parents for sending in small boxes for this project. Students also made vehicles that you would see in the city. Today they are driving in the city and acting out various scenarios. There is nothing better than a kindergartener's imagination to make the city come to life. #WhyNysmith #LearningisFUN ... See MoreSee Less

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The third grade students have been learning about the history of the Earth. They worked hard to research about the 6 different Eras of the Earth. They made fossils, a habitat, and designed a poster to that could teach the rest of the class about their specific Era. #WhyNysmith #LearningisFUN ... See MoreSee Less

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Author L. M. Elliott is coming to Nysmith!

New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott will present to Kindergarten through 8th grade students on Tuesday, October 22nd. Ms. Elliott is the author of a variety of books for all ages. Some of her titles include:
· Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship
· Flying South
· Annie, Between the States
· Under a War-Torn Sky
· Across a War-Tossed Sea
· Thanksgiving Day Thanks
· Hunter’s Best Friend at School

If you would like to purchase a personalized, autographed copy of one or more of Ms. Elliott’s books, please fill out the form linked here and return it to the Library with cash or check payable to Nysmith School by Friday, October 18th. There are a limited number of each book available; they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
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It's time for #FridaySmiles! Enjoy some of this week's memorable moments.

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Thank you to our SCA for sponsoring a school-wide denim and sportswear theme day! Everyone looks great in their denim and athletic gear. #WhyNysmith #ThemeDay ... 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. We use small classes with a maximum 1:9 ratio to meet the needs of your child.  Why have families moved from around the Country specifically for their children to attend Nysmith?  We make school fun!

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.