Schools have tempos and rhythms. Some will have you tapping your feet; others will have you looking for the door. New Roads is not for everyone. Our community is culturally and economically diverse, our teachers enthusiastic, demanding and passionate, and our program challenging, intriguing and fun. Our standards are high, our demands rigorous, but not always "bookish" or textbook-driven. We believe young people learn far more effectively when asked to solve complex puzzles and reflect thoughtfully on their work than when asked simply to recall.

Admission to New Roads School is based upon our assessment of a young person’s ability to flourish in our educational program and an indication that both student and school community would benefit from his or her enrollment. As such, entry to New Roads is not simply a game of numbers. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds – students with a range and depth of interests, talents, curiosities and enthusiasms.