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 the last ten years, Nysmith School graduates have attended:

Boarding Schools

Andover – Andover, MA

Episcopal High School – Alexandria, VA

Exeter – Exeter, NH

Foxcroft School – Middleburg, VA

Georgetown Prep – Rockville, MD

Hotchkiss School – Lakeville, CT

Loomis Chafee – Windsor, CT

Madeira School – McLean, VA

Mercersburg Academy – Mercersburg, PA

Peddie School – Highstown, NJ

Woodberry Forest – Woodberry Forest, VA


Davidson Academy – Reno, NV

Episcopal Academy – Newtown Square, PA

American Heritage School – FL

Independent Day Schools

Bishop Ireton

Bishop O’Connell

Bullis School

Flint Hill School

Foxcroft School

Georgetown Day School

Georgetown Prep

Georgetown Visitation


Highland School

Holton Arms School

Landon School

Loudoun County School for the Gifted

Madeira School

Maret School

Middleburg Academy

National Cathedral School

Oakcrest School

Paul VI

Potomac School

Sidwell Friends School

St. Albans School

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

St. Stephens/St. Agnes

Trinity Christian School

Wakefield School

Fairfax County Public Schools

TJ – Thomas Jefferson School for Science & Technology

Centreville HS

Chantilly HS

Herndon HS

Langley HS

Madison HS

Marshall HS

Robinson SS

South Lakes HS

Westfield HS

Loudoun County Public Schools

AOS – Academy of Sciences

Briar Woods HS

Dominion HS

Rock Ridge HS

Stonebridge HS

Tuscarora HS

Woodgrove HS

Prince William County Public Schools

Patriot HS