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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Nysmith School for the Gifted

Our Nysmith students are not only scholars, but athletes as well! On July 5th & 6th, Nysmith rising 1st grader, Elise P., participated in the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Primary National Track and Field Championships at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. She sprinted her way to a gold medal in 400 meters running a time of 1:17:29 and breaking the national record by 6 seconds! She also took home silver medals in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.

This past March, Elise competed in the AAU Indoor National Championship in Landover, MD and took home 3 national titles in the 60m, 200m, and 400m while setting two national records (200m and 400m).

Congratulations to Elise and way to go!
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Enjoy some of this year's most memorable 3rd grade moments! #WhyNysmith
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Happy 4th of July and Happy #TBT!

Check out some of this year's 2nd graders most memorable moments!
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Congratulations to our own William Y. who placed 18th out of 100 other 3rd grade participants in the National Math League elementary competition at Texas A&M University on June 15th.

Way to go William!
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Nysmith Families,

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Please check your email for our summer informational mailer--chock full of helpful information to get you off to a great start in the 2019-2020 school year.

Take care and have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday next week!
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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.