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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.

While we employ several strategies to keep costs within reach, for many families, affording an NGFS education takes planning. 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, merit scholarships for our eighth graders as they transition to our Upper School, and financial aid awards for families demonstrating financial need.

In addition, New Garden Friends School participates in the NC State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) which offers three programs that provide funds for independent school for eligible students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Opportunity ScholarshipDisabilities Grant, and Education Savings Account can assist with tuition and required fees at New Garden Friends School. For more information about these programs visit or click here.

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).

Families can choose to pay tuition in one payment, twice/year, or in monthly installments.

2019-20 Tuition


Grade Tuition
Transitional Kindergarten $10,300
Kindergarten $16,685
Grades 1-4 $17,200
Grades 5-6 $17,300
Grades 7-8 $18,350
Grades 9-12 $21,550


Preschool Tuition

Preschool and Pre-K          

Tuition (School Year)
August 2019-June 2020         
Tuition (Year-Round)
August 2019-August 2020           
Half Days
8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
$7,400 $8,950
Full Days
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$9,200 $11,100

Children can attend for three, four, or five days/week.

Extended Care Rates

Extended Care is offered for an additional fee from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and in the afternoon until 6 p.m.

Extended Care Rate
Full time Extended Care (a.m. and p.m.) $295/month
Full time Extended Care (p.m. only) $270/month
Part time Extended Care (hourly) $7.00/hour



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