Nysmith School

Nysmith School

Preschool - 8th grade, 1:9 teacher-to-student ratio, diversified reading and math, passionate teacher

During her 15 years teaching in Fairfax County public schools, Carole Nysmith noticed a shortfall in challenging classes for children with advanced intellectual abilities, so she came up with a strategy to teach kids "turned off by education" because they were being taught things they already knew. She later decided to take her methods private and in 1983, she started the Nysmith School for the Gi

Operating as usual

Photos from Nysmith School's post 12/15/2023

โ„๏ธ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐–๐ซ๐š๐ฉ-๐”๐ฉ: ๐๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก'๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ„๏ธ
As we turned the final page on our calendar events before the winter break, the halls of Nysmith echoed with laughter and cheer at our Winter Parties last Friday! From the joyful decorations to the heartwarming community spirit, we celebrated the milestones we've achieved together this year. ๐ŸŒŸ

Our students, teachers, and families gathered to share stories, savor treats, and spread goodwill. It was a beautiful reminder of the strong, supportive network that makes our school truly special. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

As we all head into the winter break, we carry with us the joy and camaraderie of this festive season. Wishing every member of the Nysmith family a restful, rejuvenating holiday! โ„๏ธโœจ


๐ŸŽ ๐–๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐”๐ฉ ๐‰๐จ๐ฒ: ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐“๐จ๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐“๐จ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ฌ!๐Ÿšš
As the sun sets on our Toys for Tots drive, we're brimming with gratitude and pride. Our 8th graders led the charge, but it was the warmth and generosity of our entire Nysmith family that filled the sleigh! ๐Ÿ›ทโค๏ธ

To all who donated, you've done more than gift a toy; you've given a piece of holiday joy and the message that they are cherished. Thanks to you, countless children will unwrap a reason to smile this season. ๐ŸŽ‰

A tremendous THANK YOU to everyone!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 12/08/2023

๐ŸŽ๐€ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐Ÿ“š
As our Teacher Appreciation Event wraps up today, we're filled with gratitude and warmth. These past two days at Nysmith have been a beautiful tribute to the extraordinary educators who dedicate their lives to inspiring and nurturing our students.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ
Our teachers, with their unwavering dedication and passion, make every day a journey of learning and growth. This event was a small token of our immense appreciation for their hard work, commitment, and the impactful roles they play in our children's lives.

๐ŸŽ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ
We saw an outpouring of love and gratitude from students, parents, and the entire school community. From heartfelt notes and creative gifts to simple words of thanks, each gesture made a significant impact, bringing smiles and joy to our beloved teachers.

๐Ÿ“… ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ
These two days have been filled with appreciation, laughter, and heartfelt thank-yous. It was truly moving to see our community come together to celebrate the individuals who are not just educators, but mentors, guides, and pillars of Nysmith.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a success. Your efforts have beautifully highlighted the spirit of gratitude and community that makes Nysmith such a special place.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 12/08/2023

โ˜•๏ธ๐€ ๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ '๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Š๐ž๐ง' ๐†๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ โ˜•๏ธ
This week's 'Coffee With Ken' was an enriching and insightful event. Thank you to the parents who joined us for a warm cup and engaging conversations with our Head of School. Your participation and input are invaluable to the fabric of our community.

๐ŸŒŸ ๐„๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐€๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ
We were thrilled to unveil some significant future developments for our school. The introduction of the new playground addition and the Silver Wing extension plans mark exciting times ahead for Nysmith. These initiatives are steps toward enhancing our students' learning and play experiences, reflecting our commitment to continual growth and improvement.

๐Ÿ“… ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐“๐ฎ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฉ
For those who couldnโ€™t make it, we missed you, and we're looking forward to having you join us next time. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the next 'Coffee With Ken' date โ€“ we promise it's an opportunity you won't want to miss!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 12/07/2023

๐ŸŽผ๐€ ๐’๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐”๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ! โ„๏ธ
Earlier this morning, the Upper School Winter Concert at Nysmith was nothing short of spectacular! Our 4th to 6th graders, along with the members of our Band and Strings groups, took to the stage with confidence and poise, showcasing their musical prowess and months of dedicated practice.

๐ŸŒŸ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ”
The performances by our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders were a true testament to their growing musical skills and artistic expression. Each grade brought its unique flair to the stage, filling the air with melodies that captured the essence of winter and the festive spirit.

๐ŸŽบ ๐๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐†๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐’๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž
A special highlight of the evening was the performances by our Band and String groups. Their harmonious renditions and intricate compositions were not just pleasing to the ears but also stirring to the soul. The dedication and teamwork of these young musicians were evident in every note.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ
A heartfelt thank you to all the parents and family members who attended. Your presence was the perfect encouragement for our young performers and a reminder of the strong community spirit we cherish at Nysmith.

๐Ÿ“ธ Check out the highlights from the concert in our latest post!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 12/05/2023

โ„๏ธ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐จ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ: ๐‹๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ! โ„๏ธ
This morning, the halls of Nysmith resonated with the melodious sounds of our Kindergarten through third-grade students during our enchanting Lower School Winter Concert. The air was filled with music, joy, and the proud smiles of our young performers.

๐ŸŒŸ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ
Each grade level presented their unique songs, filling the room with the spirit of winter and the warmth of their voices. The dedication and talent of our students shone brightly as they confidently took the stage, leaving us all in awe of their musical abilities.

๐ŸŽค ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ
A special round of applause goes to our beginner and advanced chorus groups. Their harmonious voices and synchronized performances were a testament to their hard work and passion for music.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐€ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ
We extend our deepest gratitude to all the parents and family members who joined us. Your support not only encourages our students but also strengthens our Nysmith community. Seeing so many of you in the audience beaming with pride made the event all the more special.

Thank you, once again, to our incredible students for their wonderful performances, to our dedicated teachers for guiding them, and to our parents for their unwavering support. Join us on Thursday for the Upper School Winter Concert!

๐Ÿ“ธ Swipe to see highlights from the concert!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 11/27/2023

๐Ÿค–๐–๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐‘๐จ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐š๐ญ ๐๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก! ๐Ÿ’ก
Get ready to dive into a world of imagination, innovation, and ingenuity, because Robotics Week is here! This special week is a vibrant celebration of our robust STEM curriculum, where students from every grade level will engage in the exciting world of robotics - coding, building, and bringing their mechanical creations to life.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐‚๐จ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐จ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐€๐ ๐ž๐ฌ
At Nysmith, we believe in preparing our students for the future, today. That's why our curriculum integrates coding and robotics right from the start. Each grade level offers tailored, age-appropriate challenges that not only build technical skills but also ignite a lifelong passion for STEM.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ ๐‡๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ-๐Ž๐ง ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž
From the youngest learners getting their first taste of coding to our advanced students tackling complex robotics projects, this week symbolizes our commitment to hands-on, experiential learning. Our students don't just learn about technology; they create it.

๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐”๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ
Robotics Week isn't just about robots; it's about opening doors to future careers and cultivating innovative thinkers who will lead the next generation of STEM professionals. It's about seeing potential and fostering it, one line of code and one robot at a time. We invite our community to join us in celebrating this fantastic week. Stay tuned for updates, highlights, and glimpses into the amazing world of robotics our students are exploring.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 11/01/2023

๐ŸŽƒ ๐”๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: ๐’๐ญ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ!๐ŸŽƒ
The library was recently filled with a spectacular display of artistry and imagination โ€“ thanks to our Staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Our talented team put their creativity to the test, and the results were nothing short of extraordinary. With students and staff casting their votes, we are thrilled to announce the winners in each category:
1. Most Nysmith / School Spirit ๐ŸŒŸ
โ€ข Pumpkin #18 - A huge congratulations to Ms. Salvatierra! Her stunning "Starry Starry Night/Nysmith School" painting not only captured our school spirit but also brought a piece of the starlit sky into our library.
2. Most Creative Pumpkin
โ€ข Pumpkin #45 - Hats off to Ms. Pendlebury for her โ€œFinding Nemoโ€ pumpkin display! It was a deep dive into creativity, capturing the charm of the beloved underwater world.
3. Funniest Pumpkin
โ€ข Pumpkin #21 - Ms. Power had us all saying โ€œBonjourโ€ with a smile. Her French-themed pumpkin showcased a delightful blend of humor and cultural flair.
4. Best Overall Pumpkin
โ€ข Pumpkin #31 - And taking the top spot, Ms. Cross wowed everyone with her McDonaldโ€™s cheeseburger meal pumpkin. It was a feast for the eyes, crafting an iconic meal into a pumpkin masterpiece!

๐ŸŽƒ A big thank you to all the staff who participated and to everyone who voted. Your engagement made this contest a memorable and joyous event in our school community. The creativity and spirit of our teachers are just another reason why Nysmith is such a special place to learn and grow.

Swipe through to see the winning pumpkins and some of our other amazing entries! Which one was your favorite?

Photos from Nysmith School's post 10/31/2023

๐ŸŽƒ ๐€ ๐’๐ฉ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: ๐‡๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐๐ž ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ! ๐Ÿ‘ป

Last Friday, Nysmith transformed into a vibrant tapestry of costumes, laughter, and community spirit with our annual Halloween Parade! From the tiniest preschool goblins to our creative 8th-grade wizards, the parade was a kaleidoscope of imaginative costumes, showcasing the fun, festive side of our school community.

Building Our Community Spirit Events like these are more than just funโ€”they're a cornerstone in building a solid sense of community at Nysmith. Seeing everyone come together, from students and teachers to parents and staff, all decked out in their Halloween best, highlights the importance of these shared experiences. They create memories, strengthen bonds, and foster a sense of belonging. It's in these moments that we're reminded how community is at the heart of a positive learning environment.

Let's carry this wonderful sense of community throughout the school year, ensuring that every day at Nysmith is an opportunity to learn, grow, and belong together.

๐Ÿ“ธ Swipe to see some of the incredible costumes and smiles from the day!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 10/20/2023

๐Ÿ“š๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ! ๐Ÿ“š
As the final chapter of this yearโ€™s Fall Book Fair comes to a close, weโ€™re enveloped in a warm sentiment of gratitude and amazement. It was a celebration of the rich tapestry of stories, adventures, and learning. From the eager eyes of our youngest readers to the inquisitive minds of our older students, every day of the week was a journey through enchanting worlds crafted by the magic of words.

With over 3,000 items sold this week, this number isn't just a tally of books sold but a unyielding passion for reading that thrives within our community. Every book picked is a seed of knowledge planted, a new world explored, and a mind broadened.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 10/16/2023

๐Ÿ“š๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ, ๐‘๐ž๐š๐, ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž: ๐…๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ๐Ÿ“š
We're thrilled to announce that the much-anticipated Fall Book Fair has officially opened its doors! Step into a world where imagination knows no bounds, and every book is a gateway to a new adventure.

Weโ€™ve transformed the admin hallway with shelves brimming with enchanting tales, inspirational stories, and knowledge-filled pages. Thereโ€™s something magical for every reader, from our curious kindergarteners to our avid eighth-grade bookworms!

Whether your child is a budding scientist, a future novelist, or an adventurous explorer, thereโ€™s a book waiting to whisk them away to worlds where imagination and knowledge intertwine. Our Fall Book Fair is not just a shopping experienceโ€”itโ€™s a celebration of the joy of reading and the power of stories to ignite curiosity and inspire dreams.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 10/13/2023

๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ: ๐€ ๐‹๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ญ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ! ๐Ÿ 
We're reflecting on the enlightening experience of our recent Parent Education Event, 'Help Your Child Be More Organized.' It was a gathering not just of parents, but of partners in shaping the educational journeys of our beloved students.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Camille Prunka, a professional organizer with Refreshingly Candid, and one of our proud parents. Camille graciously shared proven techniques about organization skills for children of all ages, turning every room into a haven of neatness and every day into a symphony of well-managed time.

From creating routines to maintaining a neat living space, she illuminates the path for fostering organized, focused, and balanced lives for our children. We realized, with every tip and technique shared, that the journey of education extends beyond the classrooms.

The PTO Parent Education Series is an integral component of our commitment to fostering a harmonious synergy between home and school. It serves as a valuable resource, equipping parents with the latest trends and best practices in child education and development. We understand that the educational journey is a collaborative endeavor, enriched by the collective insights, experiences, and efforts of both parents and educators. Together, we are not just imparting knowledge but crafting enriched, balanced, and holistic educational journeys.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 10/06/2023

๐ŸŽ—๏ธ๐€ ๐’๐ž๐š ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ข๐ง๐ค: ๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก! ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ
Today, our hallways bloomed with hues of hope and unity. Our Pink Day, dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness, was a resounding success, and it was all thanks to YOU! Each outfit wasnโ€™t just a burst of color but a powerful statement that as a community, we rally behind important causes and stand with those affected by breast cancer.

We were moved by the overwhelming participation. Our collective attire painted a beautiful picture - one of a community that believes in spreading awareness and hope. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to every student, teacher, and staff member who participated.


๐‚๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ, ๐’๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ: ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐˜๐ž๐ญ!
Weโ€™re still riding the wave of excitement from this year's high school fair - what an electrifying event! With the participation of over 30 prestigious high schools, the event was a mosaic of opportunities, illuminating diverse paths that our 7th and 8th graders can embark upon.

Walking through the corridors adorned with colorful banners and informative brochures, there was a palpable energy in the air. Every booth was a doorway to a world of opportunities, each conversation a step closer to making informed decisions that will shape the academic and personal journeys of our young scholars. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us, and to the 30+ high schools that brought the world to our doorstep.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 09/19/2023

๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐’๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐’๐ž๐š๐ฌ: ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž!๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ
Today, our hallways echoed not with the usual hum of lessons, but with hearty "Arrrs" and "Ahoy there!" calls. Our 'Talk Like A Pirate Day' was nothing short of a swashbuckling success! From the tiniest of preschool buccaneers to our eighth-grade captains, everyone sailed into the spirit of the day with unmatched enthusiasm.

A huge round of applause for our creative teachers who didn't just embrace their inner pirate but made learning as adventurous as a quest for buried treasure. We saw eye patches, pirate hats, and colorful parrots perched on shoulders. But more than the outfits, it was the spirit of camaraderie and fun that truly made this day special. Moments like these reinforce our belief that learning can be fun and that community spirit can transform an ordinary day into an extraordinary memory.

As the sun sets on our pirate adventures today, we eagerly set our sights on the horizon, looking forward to our next spirit day. We have no doubt that it will be another day filled with laughter, learning, and the unmatched spirit of the Nysmith community.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 09/18/2023

๐Ÿฆ…Our beloved school mascot, Sparky the Eagle, along with his adorable eaglets, were out in full force this morning to welcome our students back to school with open wings! Their warm smiles and high-flying spirit set the perfect tone for an amazing day ahead. Together, we soar to new heights and inspire one another to reach for the sky!

Thank you, Sparky and eaglets, for making our mornings brighter and our school community stronger. Here's to an outstanding year filled with learning, laughter, and limitless possibilities! ๐Ÿฆ…

Photos from Nysmith School's post 08/30/2023

๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐…๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ !
We are overjoyed to welcome back our incredible students, parents, and staff to our vibrant campus. The presence of our supportive parents on this special day marks the beginning of the school year. We are overjoyed to see the hallways bustling with the smiling faces of our students, parents, and staff as they embark on this exciting journey together.

Here's to a year filled with growth, discoveries, friendships, and memorable moments!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 08/29/2023

๐Ÿ“… ๐Ž๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐Ÿ“…
Today was all about connections and anticipation as we hosted our much-awaited "Meet The Teachers" event! Students stepped into their new classrooms, met their amazing educators, and got a sneak peek of the exciting learning journey ahead. The enthusiasm was palpable as parents and students mingled during the PTO-hosted social, sharing stories, and creating new friendships within our vibrant community.

We believe that building these early connections is the foundation for a successful year, fostering a sense of belonging and support. A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated teachers, supportive parents, and engaged students for making this event a true success! Let's embark on this new adventure together, united by the spirit of learning and collaboration.

Stay tuned for more updates as we gear up for an amazing year ahead! ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ“…

Photos from Nysmith School's post 08/25/2023

๐Ÿง ๐๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐“๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐š, ๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ! ๐Ÿง 
Our dedicated teachers are back in the building, and what better way to kick off the new school year than with some Nysmith Themed Trivia!

As they finalize preparations to welcome our amazing students, they're also enjoying some friendly competition and bonding over their shared passion for education. From science to history, math to art, our teachers are showcasing their knowledge and team spirit. This Nysmith tradition not only brings fun and laughter, but also fosters a strong sense of community among our educators.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we gear up to welcome everyone for Meet the Teachers and embark on another incredible year!


๐Ÿ“š๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐š ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค! ๐Ÿ“š
Get ready to kick off an exciting new school year as we eagerly await your arrival! With only a little over a week left, we're thrilled to welcome you back and to meet our new students for our "Meet The Teachers" event.

Our dedicated teachers are putting the final touches on their preparations to ensure an amazing year! From bustling hallways to inspiring classrooms, get ready for a journey filled with learning, laughter, and endless growth. Stay tuned for more updates as we eagerly await the moment when our campus comes alive with the energy of young minds ready to shine!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 08/03/2023

๐’๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ!
As we eagerly count down the days to the start of a new school year (less than a month away!), we want to take a moment to shine the spotlight on the heart of our school - our amazing teachers! Their passion for teaching, unwavering dedication, and boundless creativity make every day at our school a true joy for our students and community.

As we gear up for an exciting year ahead, we look forward to seeing you for our "Meet the Teachers" event at the end of August. It's the perfect opportunity to meet these exceptional individuals.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 08/01/2023

๐„๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ฅ๐ฎ๐›๐ฌ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ข๐ญ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ!
We are excited to offer a variety of clubs for our students again this upcoming school year! With over 50 different clubs last year, we have something for everyone. From robotics to theater, cooking to chess, there is no shortage of opportunities to pursue your passions or discover new ones.

Our after-school clubs allow students to connect with peers who share their interests and develop new skills in a fun and engaging ways. In addition, these clubs provide a safe and supervised environment for students to spend their after-school time while learning something new.

We believe that extracurricular activities play an important role in a childโ€™s overall education and development. They help students build confidence, develop leadership skills, and provide opportunities to explore new interests. We encourage all students to get involved and take advantage of the many clubs and activities we have to offer.

Stay tuned for more information on our after-school clubs and how to sign up. We can't wait to see all the amazing things our students will achieve this upcoming year!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 07/19/2023

๐’๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ: ๐๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก'๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐†๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ.
At Nysmith, we are proud to partner with Walnut Consulting Group (WCG) to help our students navigate the high school application process. Our commitment to our students goes beyond just their time with us in the classroom, and we are dedicated to supporting their future success.

Through our partnership with WCG, our students have the opportunity to receive one-on-one time with educational consultants to discuss the high school application process. These consultants help our students understand the different components of the application process and offer advice on how to make themselves stand out in a competitive environment.

We believe that it is our responsibility to help our students achieve their goals, and we are proud to offer this valuable resource to our families. By partnering with WCG, we can ensure that our students have access to the guidance and support they need to make informed decisions about their academic future.

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible education and preparing them for success in all aspects of their lives. We are proud to support our students and their families throughout the high school application process and beyond. We encourage all of our families to take advantage of this valuable resource and to work with our educational consultants to ensure their students are well-prepared for high school and beyond. Together, we can help our students achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 07/17/2023

๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‹๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ' ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐‰๐จ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
We had an amazing turnout for our Grandparents' Day event this past April! Over 375 grandparents joined us on campus to spend the day with their grandchildren, observe classroom activities, and participate in special events.

It was truly a heartwarming experience to see so many families coming together to celebrate their connection and share in the joy of learning. We believe that events like this are essential to building a strong, supportive school community.

Grandparents' Day provides a wonderful opportunity for us to bridge the gap between generations, and for grandparents to become more involved in their grandchild's education. They were able to see firsthand the kind of learning and growth that takes place in our classrooms on a daily basis.

We had a full day of activities planned, including classroom visits, performances by our students, and special presentations by our teachers. It was wonderful to see our students and their grandparents laughing, learning, and bonding over their shared experiences.

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the grandparents who joined us, as well as the teachers and staff who worked tirelessly to make this event a success. Your support and involvement makes our school community stronger and more vibrant.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 06/28/2023

๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง
While teaching children is what we do, we believe education goes beyond our classrooms and extends to our parents and the entire community. It is a partnership between the school and the family, and by working together, we can create an environment that fosters learning and growth for everyone.

That's why we are so proud of the Parent Education Series our PTO presents throughout the school year. This yearโ€™s speakers covered a wide range of pertinent topics, including Internet Safety, College Applications, Nutrition and many more.

The series is a great way for parents to stay engaged with their child's education and to learn new skills to help them support their child's learning journey. It's also a great way for parents to connect with other parents and form a sense of community within the school.

We want to thank the PTO for organizing these events and all the parents who attended. We hope you found these sessions informative and valuable, and believe that our combined efforts will create an even stronger community dedicated to the success of our students.

Photos from Nysmith School's post 06/14/2023

๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐‘๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐Ž๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ. Today marks the final day of the school yearโ€”and what a year it has been! We celebrated with end-of-year parties filled with laughter, joy and many bittersweet farewells. We extended our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated teachers, staff and parents for their unwavering support. As we bid farewell, we wished everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break that provides adventure, relaxation and quality time with loved ones. Rest up and recharge for the new school year ahead!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 06/08/2023

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒโ€™๐ฌ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐๐ฎ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. Today marked the most memorable of milestones for members of our Class of 2023, as we celebrated their graduation from Nysmith. It was a joyous and heartfelt ceremony filled with pride, joy and more than a touch of nostalgia. We congratulate each and every graduate for their hard work, perseverance and achievements throughout their time with us. As they embark on their high school journey, we have no doubt they will continue to thrive and make a positive impact in their communities. We extend our gratitude and congratulations to the dedicated teachers, staff and families who have supported these students every step of the way. We wish our graduates all the best in their future endeavors!

Photos from Nysmith School's post 06/01/2023

๐’๐ญ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐“๐จ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐-๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ & ๐’๐ญ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. As the Staff Appreciation Days comes to a close, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing teachers and staff who work tirelessly to create a nurturing and inspiring environment for our students. Your dedication, passion and unwavering commitment are truly commendable. Without our exceptional educators and dedicated staff, Nysmithโ€™s mission of providing a world-class education would not be possible. Appreciate everything you do. We also extend our sincere thanks to our supportive parents and the PTO for organizing this special event and showering our staff with love and appreciation.

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13625 Eds Drive
Herndon, VA

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Tuesday 7am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7am - 6:30pm
Friday 7am - 6:30pm
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