Facts and Stats
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Enrollment: Approximately 280
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.
Preschool (A Child’s Garden) New Garden Friends Meeting, 801 New Garden Road
K–8 (Guilford Campus) 1128 New Garden Road
9–12 (Page-Frederiksen Campus) 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road
Lunch Option: On the Guilford Campus (K–8) we offer a catered hot lunch program or you may choose to bring your own lunch. Upper School students bring their own lunch.
A Child's Garden (Preschool): 8:45am–12:45pm
Sunrise (Kindergarten): 8:30am–2:30pm
Rainbow (1st and 2nd): 8:30am–2:45pm
Horizon (3rd and 4th): 8:30am–3:00pm
Galaxy (5th and 6th): 8:30am–3:10pm
Middle School (7th and 8th): 8:15am–3:10pm
Upper School (9th–12th): 8:30am–3:00pm
Tuition Assistance: Tuition assistance awarded to approximately 60% of students and families in 2012-2013.
Before and After School Care: We offer Extended Care for students in kindergarten–8th grade. Care is provided before school from 7:30am until 8:00am. After school care begins at dismissal and ends at 6:00pm. 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 shuttle between the Guilford and Page-Frederiksen campuses.
Resource Specialist Classes: Art, Drama, Music (Suzuki Violin, String Orchestra, and Guitar), Spanish, Physical Education
Grades 5–8 Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Cross-Country
Varsity Sports: (Grades 7–12) Co-ed Cross-Country, Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball, Golf
Technology: Curricular emphasis and support for development of essential 21st Century skills. iPads used in grades K-6, SmartBoards in 75% K-8 classrooms, 1 computer lab on Guilford campus, 2 computer labs at 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.
Testing: We have no end-of-grade testing; however, 8th graders take EXPLORE and our Upper School offers the PSAT, PLAN, and EXPLORE tests in preparation for taking the SAT and ACT.
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: 17 Board of 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, 3 campuses
• Multiple computer labs
• 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
• Baseball field
School Mascot: Bear
School Colors: Cardinal and Gold