FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- The New School in Fayetteville announced Friday (Jan. 22) its board of trustees unanimously approved the addition of a high school.
The school will start with a class of 9th graders in fall 2016.
The J.B. Hunt family has pledged $10 million and Todd and Shelley Simmons have pledged $3 million toward the school's campus master plan. The donations also mark the beginning of The New School Forever Campaign, which will include the addition of a new middle school building, new athletic facilities, and the expansion of dining, science and innovation labs, as well as an endowment to support financial aid and academic programs.
The New School is a private institution. Tuition for kindergarten through 4th grade is $10,625 a year and $10,725 a year for 5th through 8th grade. Preschool tuition varies from $6,975 to $11,200 per year. Families can apply for financial aid.
The other high schools in the city include Fayetteville High School, Ramay Junior High School, Woodland Junior High School, Haas Hall Academy and Fayetteville Christian School.