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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

2017-18 Tuition

Grade Tuition
Transitional Kindergarten $9,800
Kindergarten $15,800
Grades 1-4 $16,200
Grades 5-6 $16,300
Grades 7-8 $17,300
Grades 9-12 $20,350


Preschool and PreK Tuition
Three half days/week $5,770
Four half days/week $6,600
Five half days/week $7,000
Three full days/week $7,400
Four full days/week $8,300
Five full days/week $8,700


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