In 2007, Kathy Edwards was selected by the Hill School of Fort Worth organization to create a satellite campus in Grapevine, Texas. It began as a 1st through 5th grade campus in the first year of operation, and served students in grades 1 through High School Preparation in its final year. The Hill School of Grapevine developed a much sought-after school culture and program of instruction. Approximately 250 to 300 individuals per year from public and private schools, community organizations, and businesses visited the school to observe and learn from staff and students. In 2011, Hill School of Grapevine was named as a Model School by Great Expectations, a professional development program for teachers and administrators.

Edwards' enduring dream, however, was to create a school unlike any in existence. The “dream school” would become a world-class learning community that provided innovative, creative, and experiential educational programming within a culture that instilled confidence, respect, and self-worth.

That dream became reality in August 2014 when the Hill School of Grapevine became an independent school and its name changed to The Novus Academy. This switch included the addition of a high school program, thus increasing educational opportunities for students, families, and the surrounding communities.

Novus has built upon the standards of excellence set previously. Our vision is to be the world-class learning community that helps every child in our country reach their full potential and leave the world a better place. We will be the model school that sets the new standard for education in our country.