NBS was founded with the idea that traditional teaching methods and ideas did not work for all children. Our founder, Charlotte Zinsser Booth, inspired by Sylvia Ashton-Warner, John Dewey, and others, set out to create a school in which students’ curiosity could be the driving force in their education. As Dewey wrote in Experience and Education, “The most […]
As a culmination of their exploration of the Wars of the Roses, English Reformation, and Elizabethan era, the Middle School feasted and reveled in Elizabethan style. Each student researched a person alive at the time and came to the banquet as that person. Imagine a table where Oda Nobunaga, Akbar the Great, Ivan the Terrible, […]
Due to potentially icy road conditions, NBS will open two hours late on Monday, 2/14. No before care and no preschool. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Breaking news! North Branch School received SIX CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite awards for 2021: #1 Preschool, #1 Private elementary school, and 4 teachers were recognized: Maggie Buchanan #1 Elementary Teacher, Jennifer Page #2 Middle School Teacher, and Susan Butler & Jeanine Beiber share #2 Preschool Teacher. Congratulations to ALL of our teachers who make NBS an exceptional […]
At North Branch School, we are a community of readers. From story time with preschoolers to studying Shakespeare in Middle School, classes are actively reading fiction and nonfiction. For older students, the books often relate to a period of history or geographic location they are studying. Time is set aside each day for Independent Reading, […]