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NOVA Middle School

30 Years of Connection, Commitment, Intention, and Joy

A Small Learning Community

Because our program is intentionally small, we treat—and teach—students as individuals while inviting them to engage in supportive group learning.

Stimulating Academics

Our curriculum is designed to challenge quick thinkers and hungry learners. Students can expect a fast-paced, invigorating academic experience.

Social & Emotional Well-Being

The middle school years are crucial for social, emotional, and leadership development. We weave these into our curriculum, encouraging students to become more compassionate, understanding, and brave.

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Student Choice

Middle schoolers do best when they have a say in their own education. Through a robust enrichment program, student-led projects, and more, NOVA gives students agency by encouraging them to help shape their own learning experiences.

Our Program
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Personal Skills

Highly capable and neurodiverse students have unique mental health needs. To serve them, NOVA provides a strong social-emotional program and a safe environment where they can discover their strengths and create connections.

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Apply to become a part of NOVA’s learning community, where we satisfy the need to learn with a comprehensive, accelerated curriculum tailored to the needs of highly capable students.


Welcome to NOVA Middle School

Where complex, highly capable students become empowered, self-confident learners.

Our Values

You belong at NOVA.

NOVA is more than just an accelerated curriculum. We are the only full-time middle school for highly capable students in the South Puget Sound. Our intentionally designed program offers an unparalleled education and a life-long advantage for our graduates.

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Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

Visit the current families portal for access to forms, the NOVA calendar, opportunities to get involved, the NOVA handbook, and much more.

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2022-2023 Academic year

 Now accepting applications for grades 6-8!

At NOVA, many students who felt they didn’t fit in or who didn’t thrive in elementary school find a cohort of like-minded peers and enthusiastically explore new topics, absorb information, and celebrate the fascinating world we live in. If you think you’d like to be part of our school community, this is the place to start.

Celebrating 30 Years

This year NOVA is celebrating 30 Years of Connection, Commitment, Intention, and Joy. Stay tuned for information about our 30th Year Community Celebration Party in the spring of 2023!

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NOVA Previews

Curious about NOVA? Get to know us by attending one of our Previews, where you can meet our staff and teachers, tour the school, and ask questions about our program for highly capable learners.

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Community Education Series

Once a quarter, NOVA Middle School hosts a community talk by an expert in the field of early adolescence, parenting, or gifted education. Join us as we share resources, discuss ideas, and  learn together!

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