Latest Updates:

Starting after our Spring Break, on Monday, March 23, 2020, The New School of Lancaster began a model of learning at home for the foreseeable future. We are joining schools across the country making this decision to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and, ultimately, to save lives. We will continue using the virtual learning model until it is again prudent to return children and adolescents to campus.

As we move through this time of uncertainty together, it is important that you all, our community, know our ultimate priorities

To protect our families and staff

to keep us all safe and take the very best care of every member of our community that we can.

To protect our school

To be able to keep our doors open once the global pandemic has passed so that we all can return to the school and community we love.

To protect the physical and emotional health and well-being of every one of us

Creating structures for connection and continued learning to support us all in keeping our minds sharp, our bodies healthy, and our connections with one another strong.

Additional Information:

Teachers and administrative staff are just a click away. We are happy to help with technology and communications as we navigate this experience of virtual learning together.

Learning from Home

Our K-8th grade students are using the google classroom platform and have daily virtual meetings with their teachers.

Our Toddler and Primary students are meeting daily at virtual circle time and have multiple Extracurricular Class opportunities during the day.

NSoL Resources Handbook

Prospective Parents 2020/21

Although our campus remains closed, we welcome prospective families to join us for a Virtual Information Session on Thursday, May 28th at 2 pm

Register here!

We remain confident that we will overcome these challenges as we always have – together – with our students and our mission at the forefront of our minds. We will continue finding creative and pedagogically sound ways to give our students both the academic program and sense of community that they deserve. We will continue to engage as a community of learners guided by the Montessori principles that have grounded our education since our school’s founding. 

Maria´s Table 2020 – Postponed

Join us for an exciting night as we raise funds to support the mission of The New School of Lancaster!

April 4, 2020 6:00-10:00 PM – A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED!

at Mount Hope Estate, Barn&Barrel (2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim)

Looking for meaningful ways to support the school’s annual fundraiser?  Items needed for the silent auction

Any and all support is appreciated!

Get your ticket for the event or become a sponsor!

Maria’s Table, April 4th 6:00-10:00 PM – POSTPONED

Join us for an exciting night as we raise funds to support the mission of The New School of Lancaster!

April 4, 2020 6:00-10:00 PM

at Mount Hope Estate, Barn&Barrel (2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim)

Looking for meaningful ways to support the school’s annual fundraiser?  Visit here for items needed for the silent auction.

Any and all support is appreciated! Read more about our Sponsorship Opportunities.

Get your ticket now!

Mitten Tree – Winter Donation Collection

Help keep local families warm this winter by donating Gloves, Hand Warmers and Beef Jerky

Gloves should be adult-sized, but children’s gloves welcome as well. New or gently used, the warmer and more durable, the better! 

All items will be accepted until 12/20, and delivered to Lancaster Health Center on behalf of the NSoL community.

Monetary donations also accepted for purchase of these items. Donations can be sent to school in an envelope to Erica Goppold, labeled with WINTER GLOVES. Questions may be directed to

Family Movie Night

Please join us on Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm for our New School Family Movie Night. Enjoy a night with your NSOL family as we relax together before the holidays. We will be watching Polar Express. The cost is $5 per family. Feel free time: wear your favorite pajamas and bring a sleeping bag or blanket to cuddle with.

Support NSoL at ExtraGive

Starting at 12AM on November 22, visit and make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in our community. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59PM on November 22.  

Each year, gifts to the Golden Bead Fund ensure that we can say, “yes!” – to ideas and opportunities that make learning a process of joyful discovery. Field trips, special subjects, classroom materials, dream projects, faculty development, and financial aid – the list of areas impacted by the Golden Bead Fund goes on an on.

Make a Difference Today and Donate NOW

SOLD OUT! Community Dinner: Puerto Rico!

Our Middle School students invite you to an authentic Puerto Rican meal which includes Tostones (plantains), Pernil (pork shoulder), Empanandillas (beef and cheese, cheese), Arroz con habichuelas (beans and rice), a veggie option, green salad and dessert .
This dining delight will be prepared and served by the students. We host this event as a fundraiser for the MS trip to Arrowhead in Lewes, Delaware where students embark in a fun, collaborative team building experience.

Thank you to Zoetropolis for graciously hosting this NSoL event.

When: November, 5th at 5:30 pm (one seating only)
Where: Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, 112 North Water Street
Price: $15 adults   $10 children (12 and under)

We are looking forward to seeing you November 5th.

Your Middle School Students

SOLD OUT! Add your name to our waiting list …