Norwood’s child-centered approach to education and its very intentional emphasis on being a happy place of learning create an environment where each individual child is loved, nurtured, challenged, and truly known. As a result, children flourish at Norwood. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How your lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth-grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.

Through the generous philanthropic support of so many parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and past parents, Norwood has been able to sustain and enhance the quality of education for which it has been known for more than six decades. Your support enables Norwood to continue to:

  • Provide an exceptional educational experience to current and future students;
  • Enroll a wonderfully diverse group of children;
  • Hire and retain great teachers;
  • Ensure the use of leading-edge technology for teaching and learning;
  • Promote educational innovation through faculty professional development and classroom resources;
  • Sustain the phenomenal art and music program;
  • Maintain our buildings and grounds;
  • Plan for the future.
We are grateful for the spirit of generosity and warmth of community at Norwood.
It is indeed a special school.
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.