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NOVA School

NOVA School is a coeducational private special program emphasis school for students in grades 6 through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City

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Overview

Overview

NOVA School says

NOVA School's challenging curriculum and uniquely personal environment position students for life-long success. NOVA champions ethical and innovative problem solvers who reflect the school’s mission elements of respect, responsibility and active participation by improving the world through their actions, ideas and dedication.

What makes NOVA School unique is a broad cross-discipline honors education exposing students to more critical subjects than other middle schools, including math, science, language arts, history and geography, foreign language, visual arts, music, drama, and interesting electives like video game design, international cooking, journalism, and songwriting. This curriculum is integrated with a Social and Emotional Health program that builds essential teamwork skills and instills confidence in students.

Curriculum

NOVA School’s unique honors and personal growth curriculum helps ground students in knowledge, skills and healthy relationships to position them for life-long success. Key to the NOVA curriculum value is not only its breadth, but also how the faculty leverages every student's individual strengths in a subset of disciplines to realize great achievements across math, science, language arts, history, geography, foreign languages, visual arts, comprehensive music, technology, drama, inclusive athletics, and other areas of study. Immersing all students in these subjects and experiences helps create well-rounded graduates capable of solving complex issues utilizing multiple perspectives.

NOVA students learn subjects in ways that not only enable success on standardized tests, but also ensure understanding of how principles, equations, data, research, and advanced concepts are applied to find solutions and make meaningful connections across disciplines. NOVA students achieve high scores on AP, SAT and other tests, but more importantly, they have also positioned themselves for success wherever they go and whatever they choose to lead, innovate or solve throughout their lives.

Mission Statement

NOVA School is an independent middle school for highly capable students, offering a challenging and engaging curriculum in a uniquely personal environment. NOVA guides the social and emotional development of each student emphasizing respect, responsibility, and active participation in a supportive community.

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

Admission Considerations

Also Considered: Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Recommendations, Application Essay, Admissions Tests, School Record

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: March 18

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Trimester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 105
Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1

Extracurriculars

NOVA's After-School Inclusive-Competitive Team Sports activities provide students a broad base of recreational sports opportunities to choose from, playing on NOVA teams with their friends. Unlike most middle schools, NOVA teams do not “cut” players, allowing students to try sports for the first time. Teams often compete in the area YMCA leagues – usually very successfully. Beyond the athletic skills and leadership building experiences, many new friendships are formed participating in the various teams, including: Basketball Soccer Cross Country Volleyball In addition, NOVA supports a number of clu
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

State or regional independent school association

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