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North Branch School

North Branch School is a coeducational private montessori school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

North Branch School says

North Branch School fosters respect, non-violence, environmental responsibility, and the involvement of students, teachers and families in our community. We value the uniqueness of each child. Our curriculum promotes the desire to learn and to develop abilities to the fullest. We are dedicated to providing a diverse environment that stimulates curiosity, creativity, and cooperation. North Branch is a private, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 – 14 (pre-school through 8th grade) in Afton, Virginia (Nelson County). We offer academic challenge in a nurturing environment, stretching our students without stressing them and/or their families. We emphasize hands-on learning and cooperation, while giving our students a solid foundation in academics, the arts, and life skills.Our 11-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains includes two classroom buildings with 15 classrooms, a large outdoor playground, a Nature Trail maintained by teachers and students, and fields and woods for students to enjoy.NBS currently enrolls 90 students and has a faculty/staff of 16. Students and teachers come from Augusta, Albemarle, and Nelson Counties. The faculty has very low turnover, as approximately half of the teachers and staff have worked at NBS for ten years or more, and about another quarter have worked here 5 years or more. The most recent new teachers are also NBS alumni.NBS is committed to keeping its tuition reasonable for all families. We offer tuition assistance in the form of tuition credit work, in which families help clean and maintain the school, organize fundraisers, and contribute in other ways that help keep our costs as low as possible.Everyone is honored at North Branch School!northbranch@ceva.net 221 Mickens Road Afton Virginia 22920 phone (540) 456-8450

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (540) 456-8450
Email
  nbsgiving@gmail.com

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 91
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 16
Kindergarten 5
1 11
2 11
3 4
4 9
5 6
6 18
7 6
8 5

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Student Teacher Ratio 9 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 74%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 1%

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