Facts and Stats
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Enrollment: Approximately 270
Grades: Preschool–12th Grade
Mission: New Garden Friends School seeks to be an inclusive, innovative educational community guided by Quaker beliefs and committed to honoring and developing each person’s gifts.
Diversity Statement: NGFS classrooms incorporate learning about and celebrating diversity in developmentally appropriate ways at every level. The values of community, social justice, and equality are woven into our everyday classroom practices. Cultural, ethnic and racial diversity, socioeconomic diversity, diversity of family structure, and religious diversity are all studied and celebrated throughout our school.
Guilford Campus (1128 New Garden Road): Preschool - Grade 6
Page-Frederiksen Campus (2015 Pleasant Ridge Road): Grades 7-12
Lunch Option: Our hot lunch program for both the lower and upper school is through My Hot Lunchbox. Parents can create an account on www.myhotlunchbox.com, and place orders from a variety of local restaurants. The lunches are delivered to each campus every day.
A Child's Garden (Preschool): 8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (half day) and 8:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (full day)
Sunrise (Kindergarten): 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Rainbow (1st and 2nd grade): 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Horizon (3rd and 4th grade): 8:30 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Galaxy (5th and 6th grade): 8:30 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Middle School (7th and 8th grade): 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Upper School (9th–12th grade): 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Before and After School Care: We offer Extended Care for students in preschool–8th grade. Care is provided before school from 7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. After school care begins at dismissal and ends at 6 p.m. Child care is also available on teacher workdays.
Bus Service: Although NGFS does not offer door-to-door bus service, we do provide a daily morning and afternoon shuttle between the Guilford and Page-Frederiksen campuses.
Resource Specialist Classes: Art, Drama, Music (Suzuki Violin, String Ensemble, and Guitar), Spanish, and Physical Education.
Grades 5–8 Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, and Cross Country.
Varsity Sports (Grades 7–12): Co-ed Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls and Boys Soccer, Girls and Boys Basketball, Golf, Girls and Boys Tennis.
Technology: Curricular emphasis and support for development of essential 21st Century skills. iPads used in grades K-6, SmartBoards in Preschool-6 classrooms, one-to-one Chromebooks in Middle and Upper School. Campus-wide wifi, online courses available for grades 9-12. Secure parent portal for assignments and attendance, learning management system for coursework, grades 7-12.
College Placement: Individualized college counseling with opportunities to visit potential schools throughout the spring of junior and fall of senior year. Emphasis on placement for individual students in the best-fit college for their needs and goals.
Governance: Eleven Trustees with 50% from Quaker affiliation.
Friends Council on Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
Triad Association of Non-Public Schools (TANPS)
• 35 acres, 2 campuses
• State-of-the-art science labs
• 18,500-square-foot arts and athletics facility
• 500-seat stage facility with state-of-the-art sound
• Music room with integrated sound and technology
• Fully equipped art studios including kiln and tools for three-dimensional sculpture
• Multiple playgrounds
• 2 gyms
• Soccer field
• Cross Country course
School Mascot: Bear
School Colors: Cardinal and Gold
Read our school profile for the Upper School.