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Distance Learning at National Presbyterian School

Dear NPS Parents,

The NPS Distance Learning Plan was developed to ensure continuity of learning, intellectual engagement, and community connections for our students during this time of social distancing. In creating it, we have prioritized developmentally appropriate, academically enriching, and instructionally feasible activities to be conducted at home. All assignments vary depending on the age and grade level of your child. 

Beginning Monday, March 30, you will receive daily morning messages directed to students from your child’s homeroom teacher along with a list of the day’s lessons/activities your child is to complete and a link to where material can be accessed. Assessment and feedback will look different than the typical in-class methods, and teachers will share their expectations on the best ways to submit work and receive feedback. Our homeroom, specialist, and learning support teachers will work with students and families individually to ensure that all learning opportunities are available for all students in the class.  

All students are expected to participate in NPS Distance Learning beginning on March 30.  We understand that distance learning will require our students and families to make adjustments. Our team of teachers is available to support and guide students should they need additional assistance. 

We’d like to especially thank all of our teachers who have been hard at work collaborating with their teams as they shift instruction to a new model. They truly are examples of life-long learning and have demonstrated such grace and flexibility throughout the entire planning process.

We will miss seeing your children’s smiling faces in our hallways.  We hope they enjoy their learning experiences at home and we look forward to having them back at school when we return. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.


Colleen Ryan                         
Director of Studies       

Susanne Rusan
Upper Division Director

Laura Primrose
Lower Division Director


NPS Distance Learning Plan


Want to see the NPS Distance Learning Program in action? 

Select a button below to read an overview of each grade's approach to distance learning, view sample lessons, and see examples of student work.  These pages are works in progress and we will continue to add content through the end of the school year.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions and thank you for visiting!


Distance Learning by Grade