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Tuition and Affordability

The Value of a Rigorous, Relevant, Well-Rounded Education

A New Garden Friends School education may well be one of the wisest investments you can make for your child.

For many families, affording an NGFS education takes planning. We employ several strategies to keep costs within reach. For these families, offering their children the opportunity to experience NGFS means making financial decisions and choices. NGFS is committed to offering help to families in planning and making appropriate choices to afford tuition. Options include the tuition payment plan, leadership scholarships for our eighth graders as they transition to our Upper School, and grant awards for families demonstrating financial need.

Tuition covers the cost of curricular trips in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. Additionally, tuition covers the cost of our academic electives, athletics program, extensive visual and performing arts offerings including a partnership with Greensboro Performing Arts, textbooks through eighth grade, specials in Art, Library, Science, Dance, PE, Spanish, more.

We encourage you to explore the opportunities available to you and your family when deciding if an NGFS education is within reach.

Families of students in grades K-12 who are concerned they may not be able to afford a New Garden Friends School education may apply for financial aid. Aid awards are unavailable for preschool students (A Child's Garden).

Tuition and Fees

There is a one-time new family fee of $500.00 for grades K-12. The fee for preschool, prekindergarten  and transitional kindergarten is $250.00

2018-19 Tuition

Grade Tuition
Transitional Kindergarten $10,000
Kindergarten $16,200
Grades 1-4 $16,700
Grades 5-6 $16,800
Grades 7-8 $17,800
Grades 9-12 $20,900


Preschool and Pre-K          

Tuition (School Year)
Aug. 22, 2018 - June 7, 2019          
Tuition (Year-Round)
Aug. 22, 2018 - Aug. 16, 2019             
Part-time $7,200 $8,650
Full-time $8,900 $10,700

*Part-time hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Full-time hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tuition for the program is the same regardless of the number of days the child attends.

Find out more about Year-Round Preschool here.


Extended Care Rates

Extended Care Rate
Full time Extended Care (a.m. and p.m.) $280/month
Full time Extended Care (p.m. only) $255/month
Part time Extended Care (hourly) $6.50/hour