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Located in historic Fell’s Point, The New Century School offers an independent private school option to families in Baltimore, MD. Our approach aims to instill a lifelong love of learning in every child. Some unique aspects of TNCS include our emphasis on world cultures and language acquisition as well as art and music instruction.

Our Core Values

At The New Century School, we are committed to providing each child the opportunity to become an independent, secure, and balanced human being. This emerges through emphasis on our Core Values: Compassion, Courage, Respect, and Service.

Come Visit Us

If you are interested in learning more, join us at 9:00 am on a Friday morning during the academic year. Our Admissions Friday events include a school tour and informal Q&A.

News & Announcements

Register for Summer Camp 2019!

TNCS offers an exciting line-up of summer camps for children age 2 to grade 8. Both TNCS and non-TNCS students are welcome to enroll.
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Musical Theatre Camp 2019 Welcomes Some Very Special Visitors!

Musical Theatre camp welcomed children from all over Baltimore City—in addition to China—to collaborate on a production of Peter and the Wolf. See their stage blocking, handmade costumes, and set design plus the wonderful student performances on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: August 2nd, 2019
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TNCS Summer Theatre Campers Embrace the Bard!

“The course of true love,” wrote William Shakespeare, “never did run smooth.” But the first-ever Shakespeare camp at TNCS sure did! Be enchanted by the wonderful (and funny!) student performances on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: July 19th, 2019
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Chinese Immersion Camp 2019---Wǒ Kěyǐ (我可以)?

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the language-learning stops! See what happened in this year’s Chinese Immersion camp that was attended by children from all over Baltimore City and taught by veteran TNCS instructor Xie Laoshi! See the language-learning magic on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: July 5th, 2019
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TNCS Head of School Wraps Up the 2018–2019 School Year!

School may be out for summer, but we’re still basking in the glow of one amazing school year. See how it went from TNCS Head of School Shara Khon Duncan’s perspective on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: June 14th, 2019
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TNCS Upper Elementary and Middle Schoolers Make Their Annual Pilgrimage to Echo Hill!

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, get outdoors, and scale new heights. That’s exactly what TNCS 4th- through 8th-graders did on their overnight field trip to Echo Hill Outdoor School on MD’s Eastern Shore. See how high they climbed on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: June 7th, 2019
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TNCS Primary Students Engage in Some High Drama!

Early childhood education should provide young children with outlets for creativity and self-expression to help them develop confidence and self-esteem. What’s a really good way to do that? Drama classes! See how TNCS primary students took to the boards this year on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: May 31st, 2019
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TNCS Middle Schoolers Go to Town on Chinese Culture and Communication!

To really learn a language and be proficient in it, you need to use it in authentic environments as well as understand it in its cultural context. See how TNCS middle school students accomplished both goals in one fell swoop with a trip to Washington, D.C. on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: May 24th, 2019
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Got Middle Schoolers? Navigating High School Choice in Baltimore

If you’ve got middle schoolers or students approaching middle school age, you’re probably already thinking about high school. Citywide choice in Baltimore has big advantages, but it can be a daunting process. We walk you through it step by step on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: May 17th, 2019
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Still Time to Apply

Late applications for select grades are currently being accepted for the 2019–2020 school year.

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TNCS 4th- through 8th-Graders Build Their Own Robots!

Robotics in education is one way that schools can prepare this generation for a (near) future in which technology is ubiquitous and, frankly, has already changed the way we do almost everything, almost everywhere. See what TNCS is doing to get students up to speed on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: May 10th, 2019
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TNCS Dean of Students/Head of Lower School Alicia Danyali Presents at the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Conference!

The education sphere is continuously evolving. Who keeps her finger on the pulse of the latest research? TNCS Dean of Students/Head of Lower School Alicia Danyali, that’s who. See what ideas she recently presented for an audience of like-minded educators on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: May 3rd, 2019
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Join Our Next School Tour

Attend our Admissions Friday tour and discover if TNCS is right for your child. Tours will resume in October 2019.

First-Ever TNCS International Service-Learning Project!

Service is one of four Core Values at TNCS, and TNCS 8th-graders recently returned from Puerto Rico where they participated in ongoing restoration efforts post Hurricanes Irma and Maria. See how they helped out and then enjoyed some island life on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: April 26th, 2019
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Professional Development for TNCS Preschool Teachers: It's All About Nature and Nurture!

It’s never too early to start planting the seeds that will grow into kind, conscientious human beings. See how TNCS preprimary and primary teachers stay in the know for how best to cultivate their youngest students on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: April 12th, 2019
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Kids and Internet Safety: Start the Conversation!

Screen time and Generation Z—how can parents successfully monitor these “digital natives”? Make sure you have all the tools and resources to keep kids safe while they surf, on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: April 5th, 2019
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Cooperative Learning at TNCS: Reading Buddies, Budding Readers

The Reading Buddies program at TNCS partners older and younger students to share a book together and reap tremendous social, emotional, and academic benefits in addition to getting some reading done. It’s no tall tale—see why on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: March 22, 2019
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TNCS March Madness: Science Fair 2019!

March is that time of year when TNCS students get really STEAMed. See what science, technology. engineering, art, and math they used at the annual Science Fair on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: March 15, 2019
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TNCS Dean Attends Progressive Education Summit!

TNCS Dean of Students/Head of Lower School Alicia Danyali is passionate about education and is always on the lookout for evidence-based research on how to educate effectively. See what she learned at the eighth annual City Neighbors Progressive Education Summit on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: March 8, 2019
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TNCS Hosts Second Group of Students from China

TNCS welcomed a second group of school-age Chinese children for a 2-week stay. See TNCS through their eyes on our official school blog, Immersed!
Published: February 22, 2019
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Check-In With TNCS Curriculum Coordinator Adriana DuPrau!

Curriculum Coordinator Adriana DuPrau has been very busy this year! See what she has been up to on our official school blog, Immersed.
Published: January 11, 2019
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Immersed Hits 300 Posts!

See for yourself. Read the three-hundredth. El trescientos. Bǎi fēn zhī sānshí (百分之三十) on our official school blog, Immersed.
Published: January 4, 2019
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