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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Enjoy this speech from Sankrith who discusses how his education was shaped by the enriching extracurricular activities he did such as debate and Science Olympiad. #STEM #LearningIsFun ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s not just our students whom we are proud of but also our amazing, knowledgeable teachers! We want to recognize and congratulate our own Mr. Baselice on his contribution in authoring the Smithsonian’s new American History Encyclopedia. Congratulations and way to go!!! 🙌🏼

You can find the book on Amazon here:
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Enjoy an 8th grade graduation speech from Zain as he reflects on the warm and welcoming nature of Nysmith and how it pushed him to become who he is today #WhyNysmith #LearningIsFun ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Lower School Director, Mrs. Buch, spent some time today taking inventory of her duck collection. Because “Buch” rhymes with “duck,” students have been gifting her ducks for years and her office is filled with them. Can you guess how many she has as of today? Take your guess in the comments below! (Hint: the ducks behind her only account for a fraction of her collection.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoy this speech from our 8th grade alumnus Alena who reflects on her 11 year journey and how her wonderful friendships and experiences shaped her time here #WhyNysmith ... 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.