Every Thursday

9:00 AM

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

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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Have you joined our official Parents of Nysmith Facebook Group?

We created this group as a social and networking group for parents and families of Nysmith students to connect with one another, and keep up with our busy students.

In this group you will find photos of school-related activities, Nysmith news, videos, and more.

We invite all who are part of our wonderful community to join.

So come on and join the fun! #parentsofnysmith
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Alex Sands is a class of 2009 Nysmith Alum and co-founder of Plasticity, a computer software that builds APIs to help developers create human-like natural language interfaces. Upon graduating Nysmith, Alex attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where he participated in clubs like Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honors Society (NHS), and co-founded TJ InvenTeam. Alex also found himself heavily involved in sports when he was in high school and played varsity soccer, golf, and track and field.

After TJ, Alex attended the Management and Technology Program (M&T) at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Computer Science and Management (with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation). During his college years Alex had the opportunity to intern as a Software Engineer at Nest/Google and as an Engineering Product Manager at Apple, Inc., in Cupertino, California. In this role, he worked closely with engineers to drive new product development for Siri.

Alex credits Nysmith with teaching him the importance of curiosity, which he later understood as "lifelong learning." He believes Nysmith gave him a deeper understanding of how to solve new problems and be open minded to new ideas at a young age, but most importantly, he learned that learning doesn't stop after Nysmith, after high school, or even college. Learning is something that will happen your entire life! #WhyNysmith
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It’s different at Nysmith. Come find out why!
The best way to learn about a Nysmith education is to see, hear and feel it for yourself. Learn about our experiential, challenging and creative programs for academically gifted students at our weekly Tour and Information session. Every Thursday at 9:00 am we invite our community to meet with our Head of School, Directors, teachers and witness students in action.

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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.