The Nora School

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955 Sligo Ave.
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910



Religious Affiliation

FROM THE School Guide

Can a high school be different? More engaging? Personal? Interesting? At The Nora School, an intentionally small, personal, highly engaging college preparatory high school, we bring out the best in bright students with diverse learning styles. Students turn to us because they’ve become frustrated in large, impersonal institutions, while others seek a richer, more engaging education without the emphasis on standardized testing. In our discussion-based classrooms, we inspire a critical world view, and students find their voice in an intellectually rigorous, accepting, nurturing environment. With a thought-provoking curriculum, inclusive sports, arts programs and more, The Nora School helps students find their unique paths and prepare for college, work, and life. Building deep connections between the faculty and students, we encourage responsibility and build confidence and excitement about learning.

In person and online, we continue to deliver engaging, instructive, interactive intellectual classes. Discover the essence of our school. Come see how each student’s individuality shines. Celebrating the same mission for over 50 years, we say: Think Differently.

Grades: 9-12
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 65
Average class size: 8
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Religious affiliation: None
Grade foreign language first offered: 9
Languages offered: Spanish, Latin
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $34,000
Annual tuition for grade 12: $34,600
Students receiving financial aid: 20%
Uniform: No
Bus transportation: No
Varsity sports: 4 co-ed JV teams
Number of art studios: 2
Music ensembles: 2
Accreditations/Affiliations: NAIS, AISGW and Middle States Accreditation Association
Founded: 1964