High School Placement


A Nysmith graduate…..

  •         Approaches complex problems with creativity and critical thinking skills
  •         Is confident and demonstrates maturity and respect
  •         Excels with using advanced technology to solve 21st century problems
  •         Enjoys taking the initiative and is prepared to lead
  •         Embraces and enjoys seeking challenges and taking the initiative
  •         Is intellectual, socially aware, honorable and compassionate
  •         Is a committed lifelong learner

Beginning in 6th grade, Nysmith parents are invited to attend our annual High School Fair.  We regularly host over thirty independent high schools, ranging from East Coast boarding schools to a complete representation of private schools located in the Washington metropolitan area.  All Nysmith 7th grade students are offered an on-site SSAT prep course in order to prepare them for high school entrance testing.   In 8th grade, our Administration oversees the high school application process and offers support and guidance throughout.  Our graduates have a wide range of choices for high school, so we work together to help them find the place where they will continue to thrive.

In addition to the schools listed above, Nysmith graduates have recently attended:

Private Boarding Schools:

Andover (MA)

Mercersburg Academy (PA)

The Hotchkiss School (CT)

Woodberry Forest School (VA)

Peddie School (NJ)

Washington Area Private Schools:

Bishop Ireton

Georgetown Prep

Highland School

Oakcrest School

Wakefield School

Bishop O’Connell

Georgetown Visitation

Landon School

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Bullis School

Gonzaga College High School

Loudoun School for the Gifted

Trinity Christian School

Other Private Schools:

Davidson Academy (NV)

Episcopal Academy (PA)

American Heritage School (FL)