National Presbyterian School

4121 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-7500

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-6 300 students 7 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

National Presbyterian School is a private elementary school in Washington. The principal of National Presbyterian School is Jim Neill. 300 students attend National Presbyterian School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at National Presbyterian School is 7:1. Psychiatric Inst Of Washington (Sped) is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% %
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at NPS for almost 4 years now and feel so incredibly fortunate that our son is part of such a warm nurturing and loving community. He absolutely adores all his teachers. In addition to the gifted loving homeroom teachers he has numerous specials teachers (music drama PE spanish library etc) who all know and geninely care for him. Why are we at NPS? 1) My son is so very happy there 2) Spanish teacher is amazing and spanish is taught beginiing in kindergarten. 3) The reading and math programs are evidenced based. The school has reading and math specialists overseeing and teaching those programs and the children are broken in to small groups (4-5) children where wonderful learning occurs. 3) Small class sizes. 4) Solid evidenced based curriculum 5) Talented and Gifted faculty and staff 6) Mr Neill the School Head is absolutely wonderful 7) After school program is unbelievably accomodating and staffed with top notch individuals and programs.. If you have something come up you just call and your child is taken care of . 8) Parents Association hosts numerous events throughout the year. I could write so much more but out of characters.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have two daughters at NPS with a combined 15 years of schooling and we could not be more thrilled. With a very deliberate focus on elementary education the school gives kids a great foundation. It is above all warm and nurturing. All the teachers are first rate and incredibly dedicated and caring. Everyone is approachable and responsive and the sense of community is quite heart-warming. We love that they really live the core values of Love Honesty Respect Safety and Responsibility. Our girls while very different have both thrived academically and socially. It has been a second home for our family and we will be sad to move on! If you are considering private schools we highly recommend NPS. It is indeed a very special place.

  • (8 years ago)

    NPS combines rigorous academics with a warm and caring community; it is a very special school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Out son attended PreK at NPS. We found the school to have a caring community that focused on early-childhood education. We liked the friends our son made as well as their families. His teacher was exceptionally creative and made learning fun by using puppets drama and games. We also liked the firm structure the school provided for our son. His class size was 11 and many caring staff members were always contributing to his education - from the headmaster to the rest-time supervisor - they knew his name and he felt comfortable and secure in the school setting. The specials such as music pe and science were excellent and he enjoyed participating in them twice a week. NPS was an excellent choice for our son.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son is in 6th grade at NPS (class of '05) and has been there since grade 1. His well rounded education - academic athletic artistic and spiritual - has been nothing short of superb. NPS is a wonderful challenging nurturing school. Its young graduates are sought by the finest independent schools. It is not inexpensive. But if you have the financial means and are considering a private school for your little one you could do no better than National Presbyterian.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter now reads way above her level. This is a great nurturing school. They teach children to love each other my daughter has many friend in all the grades. What would make this school better is if they enforced more discipline. They also have lots of after school classes too.

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