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National Presbyterian School

National Presbyterian School is a coeducational private Presbyterian traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 6.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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National Presbyterian School says

National Presbyterian School is dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of individual children in a Christian atmosphere. In keeping with the rich educational heritage of the Presbyterian church, children are nurtured spiritually and ethically while being taught the importance of the religious freedom so deeply rooted in our national tradition. The School affirms a traditional emphasis on secondary school preparation and on the development of personal and intellectual discipline. The School encourages broad cultural awareness of past and present, knowledge of scientific and technical skills, and sensitivity to moral and religious questions. It fosters independent learning and growth, and focuses on the development of self-worth and confidence. The School encourages students to explore, understand, and value their differences and to learn to respect those who are unlike themselves. For families seeking a traditional education with a purposeful focus on the childhood years (Age 3 through 6th grade), NPS provides an exceptional academic program in a Christian, loving environment. The NPS experience balances a rich integrated curriculum with a connected community, meaningful traditions and age appropriate levels of responsibility to provide children with a solid foundation and sense of self that lasts a lifetime. Students see a variety to specialist teachers in reading, math, science, technology, PE, music, art and drama. Financial aid, extended day, and summer camp are available.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1969 as an educational mission of The National Presbyterian Church, National Presbyterian School is a traditional, co-educational elementary school dedicated to educational excellence in an ecumenical Christian environment. A loving and inclusive community, NPS strives to help children develop intellectual, spiritual, and personal foundations that will serve them throughout their lives.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 257
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 40
Kindergarten 38
1 38
2 32
3 34
4 27
5 27
6 21

National Presbyterian School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing National Presbyterian School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 67%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 2%


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Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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