Portrait of a Graduate


  • CONFIDENT:  A well-prepared student, a strong communicator, and a caring friend.

  • CURIOUS:  A healthy risk-taker who seeks and explores new experiences.

  • CREATIVE:  A critical and reflective thinker, maker, and problem-solver.
  • SELF-AWARE:  A self-advocate who embraces personal wellness and intellectual growth.

  • JOYFUL:  An enthusiastic learner who welcomes new opportunities and celebrates both their own accomplishments and those of others.

  • ETHICAL:  A community member who serves others and understands that how you lead your life matters.

  • EMPATHETIC:  A global citizen who values the underlying humanity of all people and respects and appreciates others.
"One thing that will stick with me for the rest of my life is how I lead my life matters. No matter what your special interest is; no matter whether you’re into sports, the arts, or academics. What matters is how you treat others and how you lead your life. I have enjoyed my time at Norwood and will continue to keep the thoughts and ideas that have formed in my time here."
– Emmanuel, Class of 2023
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-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.