Our Admissions Philosophy


We’re so glad you’ve chosen to explore what a New Garden Friends School education can provide for your daughter or son. Choosing a school can be a daunting experience, but we strive to make it as easy, open, and friendly as possible. The goal of our admissions process is for your family to get to know New Garden Friends School and for us to get to know you and your child. Throughout the process you will be considering if NGFS will enable you to provide the educational experience you are looking for, and we will be determining whether we think this is a school at which your child will thrive.

New Garden Friends School is the Triad’s only independent preschool through 12th grade school guided by Quaker faith and practice, and built upon the long-held standards of extraordinary Friends schools. At NGFS, we value our unique, open-minded, and respectful school culture as much as we value our rich and engaging academic environment. We embrace diversity in all of its dimensions and seek students who are curious, caring, and compassionate.

New Garden Friends School accepts applications from a wide variety of students while recognizing our limitations in meeting some highly specialized learning and emotional needs. We strive to maintain a balance in our classrooms so that each student may receive the individualized attention that is the hallmark of a Friends education. Our admissions process necessarily takes into account our ability to accommodate the needs of a particular student without disruption to our program. Students who have needs that fall within our ability to accommodate may be accepted on a provisional basis with additional stipulations. We are always happy to answer all your questions about this process.

If you believe that New Garden Friends School would be a good fit for your family, we encourage you to begin the admissions process. Our website (www.ngfs.org) provides a glimpse of what makes NGFS such a unique learning environment, but nothing takes the place of a visit. Set up a time to come and see for yourself what an NGFS education might mean for your son or daughter.

We can be reached at admissions@ngfs.org or by calling 336.299.0964.

Kim Freedman
Director of Admissions