A College Preparatory Private School with Two Campuses in Suffolk, VA. Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Keeping Curiosity Alive

Lower School

Lower School Student
In the Lower School, students are a part of an affirming, caring and academically challenging community that supports inquiry and the risk taking necessary for learning. At NSA, we value questions as much as answers, because we believe that fostering a healthy curiosity is essential to critical thinking and future academic success.
We are committed to the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of each student, and our curriculum balances expectations for excellence and a sensitivity to individual differences in development and learning styles. To support the many different strengths and interests of our students, we use a wide range of strategies and strive to create a learning environment where students develop critical thinking skills and engage in creative and flexible thinking that will prepare them for success long after they leave the Lower School.



Lower school students

Health and Wellness

Our guidance and counseling program ensures that we are also addressing the social and emotional development of each child. 

Wellness at NSA


Extended Day Program

Our before-and after-school program offers many options to assist working families. The nurturing environment allows students to build and foster friendships while exploring areas of interest. 

Extended Day Progam


Enrichment Classes

Lower School students performing on Grandparents' Day
The Lower School program provides many opportunities for a well-balanced experience to help every child begin to uncover their passions. All students receive instruction in Spanish, library skills and technology to complement their core academic classes. To foster their creative expression and physical growth, we also offer art, music, physical education and daily recess.


Lower School Administration and Staff

Our passionate educators are committed to your child's academic, social and character development. We look forward to partnering with you to inspire a lifelong love of learning!