History

Almost 50 Years, Still 'New'

Our Mission

Almost fifty years ago --in 1971-- Blacksburg saw a group of parents and teachers collaborate on a new way to educate children. The "New" School was a cooperative school. It was designed to challenge the status quo of the educational system and change many of the conventions of everyday school life.

Blacksburg New School is revolutionary in many ways. It respects innovation, collaboration, and small class sizes. Its experienced and highly skilled teachers truly enjoy the challenges of teaching. And like in its earliest days as a school, Blacksburg New School continues to push the boundaries of quality education through a one-of-a-kind partnership between parents and teachers. Some have called it the New River Valley's best-kept secret.

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