Being truly diverse and multicultural means that all individuals are valued and supported in every aspect of our school community.
Norwood School is a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive community. Being truly diverse and multicultural means that all individuals are valued and supported in every aspect of our school community. We respect and protect the dignity and worth of all members of our community without regard to race, color or national origin, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, family composition, economic status, age, learning style, or physical ability. 

We believe that education is both broadened and strengthened by the inclusion of people with a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives. We believe that all of us both contribute to, and benefit from, the similarities and differences we bring to our school. Each one of our students, parents, faculty, and staff brings to our community a unique perspective, background, and set of experiences and we believe that we are the richer for it. We are thus strongly committed to enrolling and supporting a diverse student body and to maintaining a diverse faculty and staff. We believe this enhances the quality of our students’ education and prepares our children for citizenship in an increasingly pluralistic society.

– Parent Survey

The Norwood community is unlike any other. Students are offered a well-rounded education with a strong community environment that emphasizes values and ethics.
Located in Bethesda MD, Norwood School develops students in grades K-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.