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 - 6th grade
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): 8:45am–12:45pm and 8:45am–3:15pm
Sunrise (Kindergarten): 8:30am–2:30pm
Rainbow (1st and 2nd): 8:30am–3:00pm
Horizon (3rd and 4th): 8:30am–3:00pm
Galaxy (5th and 6th): 8:30am–3:10pm
Middle School (7th and 8th): 8:00am–3:30pm
Upper School (9th–12th): 8:00am–3:30pm
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 preschool–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 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.
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: 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