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Replacements Shopping Discount

Replacements, Ltd. is offering 20% discount for NGFS Friends and Family through 12/31/2014 for all in store purchases. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to get that perfect gift and save while also  helping NGFS - a Win-Win for all.

 

Alumni Gathering and Bonfire

Calling all Alumni, Former Students, Former Families, Former Staff as well as our

Current Students, Families, Staff and the Whole NGFS Community

 

Join us for Basketball for our Boys and Girls and JV Teams as we meet rival Carolina Friends School

followed by a campus bonfire complete with smores and more.......

Hope to see Friends old and new!

JV Boys 1:00

Varsity Girls 2:30

Varsity Boys 4:00

Bonfire 5:30

 

Middle and Upper School Preview

Join us for a Middle and Upper School Preview

Wednesday, January 15th  at 6:00 pm

Page-Frederiksen Campus

Light supper, Student Tours, Roundtable with students and faculty

 

Learn more about NGFS - Walk in Wednesdays

Want to learn more about an NGFS education?

Join us for our Walk in Wednesdays

Weekly from 9-11 am

at each of our Campus locations

contact: admissions@ngfs.org for more information

 

Guilford College and NGFS Form Cooperative Partnership

Guilford College, New Garden Friends School Collaboration to Benefit Families at Both Institutions

New Garden Friends School students will pay reduced tuition for courses at Guilford College, and the children of Guilford employees will receive a tuition discount at NGFS, under a new agreement between the two institutions. 

NGFS, an independent school offering preschool through 12th grade, is guided by Quaker faith and practice. Guilford was founded by Quakers.

“This collaboration makes great sense for both of us,” said Guilford President Kent Chabotar.“Both schools are committed to the value and strength of Quaker education, and we are pooling resources to benefit our students. The diversity of both institutions will provide a wonderfulopportunity for added dialogue and understanding in addition to promoting opportunities for Quaker education among our own faculty and staff.”

NGFS Head of School Ari Betof noted, “The roots of our school started with the inspiration of Bruce Stewart and Jim Newlin while they were at Guilford College. Through the years, Guilford College and NGFS have looked for opportunities to collaborate in ways that benefit both of our communities. This new agreement continues to build upon the strength of that partnership.”

NGFS juniors and seniors who qualify will be able to take courses at Guilford for college credit under a plan coordinated by the Office of the Academic Dean at Guilford. These classes will provide advanced subject matter and greater curricular depth while allowing students to receive dual credit. In addition to New Garden’s own rigorous curriculum, Guilford courses will help prepare NGFS students to succeed in a vibrant college learning environment. 

There is also a joint commitment to encourage more NGFS graduates to enroll at Guilford, and to encourage more Guilford faculty and staff to explore the options for their children at New Garden. 

The College already enrolls public high school students through The Early College at Guilford, which was established in 2002. In 2012, Guilford entered into an agreement with American Hebrew Academy that allows Hebrew Academy students to take courses at Guilford, and allows Guilford student-athletes to use the Hebrew Academy’s first-rate track and swimming facilities. New Garden students have taken courses at Guilford in recent years, but the new agreement will solidify this partnership. 

Guilford faculty and staff will have the opportunity to apply for their students’ enrollment at New Garden at a reduced tuition rate. Guilford employees have often chosen NGFS as the best fit for their students. The new tuition structure will make New Garden even more attractive.

“Our hope is that this agreement makes an NGFS education even more accessible to Guilford College families,” said Betof, a Guilford alumnus. “As a Friends school with such close ties to Guilford, we want to ensure that an NGFS education is a viable opportunity for the children of all Guilford employees.”

 

NGFS names Merit Scholars

Merit Scholarship Recipients Announced

New Garden Friends School is pleased to announce that Lauren Atwell and Lauren Drafz have been named New Garden Friends School Merit Scholars .We congratulate these accomplished students who will be joining our community next year.  Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, character and leadership. The scholarship provides for 75% of the full tuition costs for four years of our Upper School provided the recipient remains in good standing.

The recipients were chosen from an outstanding group of applicants.  A selection committee reviewed each application, and criteria for the award included extraordinary character, academic excellence, and leadership. These characteristics represent the heart of the New Garden Friends School educational community. A profile of the recipients is included below:


Lauren Atwell

Lauren, a rising 9th grader, is currently a student at Northern Guilford Middle School where she participates in band, soccer and track. An avid soccer player she is also a member of the GUSA Classic team. She is also a certified scuba diver and has participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for the past four years.  

Lauren is characterized by her teachers as an outstanding student with a strong work ethic and exceptional leadership qualities.

Lauren Drafz

Lauren and her family will be moving to Greensboro from Richardson, Texas this summer. She is a rising 11th grader. Lauren is an avid dancer and enjoys playing her saxophone as first chair in her school’s wind ensemble group. She has been involved in numerous community activities, including the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure and the Turkey Trot to fight hunger.  Lauren is described as a student with an amazing work ethic with a quiet yet dependable leadership style.

We are thrilled to have these two students joining the NGFS community next year and look forward to the many contributions they are certain to make both in and out of the classroom.

 

 

Ikenna Smart to Play at Buffalo

IKENNA SMART signs letter of intent with SUNY at Buffalo

Ikenna Smart, class of 2014, has signed a letter of intent to play with coach Bobby Hurley at Buffalo next year. 

Ikenna, who immigrated from Nigeria, has become the first New Garden Friends basketball player to average a double-double;not only for this season, but for his entire two-year career with the Bears. Ikenna currently ranks #7 in the state in total rebounds and #8 in the state in rebounds per game.

Ikenna and his younger brother, Osi, live with Cinda and Nick Purrington of Liberty. 

Ikenna works hard on and off the basketball court, not only to tackle his academic work, but also in the visual and performing arts arenas as well as school service and community events. He is a true athlete, leader, and friend.

 

School News

Guilford College, New Garden Friends School Collaboration to Benefit Families at Both Institutions

New Garden Friends School students will pay reduced tuition for courses at Guilford College, and the children of Guilford employees will receive a tuition discount at NGFS, under a new agreement between the two institutions. 

NGFS, an independent school offering preschool through 12th grade, is guided by Quaker faith and practice. Guilford was founded by Quakers.

“This collaboration makes great sense for both of us,” said Guilford President Kent Chabotar.“Both schools are committed to the value and strength of Quaker education, and we are pooling resources to benefit our students. The diversity of both institutions will provide a wonderfulopportunity for added dialogue and understanding in addition to promoting opportunities for Quaker education among our own faculty and staff.”

NGFS Head of School Ari Betof noted, “The roots of our school started with the inspiration of Bruce Stewart and Jim Newlin while they were at Guilford College. Through the years, Guilford College and NGFS have looked for opportunities to collaborate in ways that benefit both of our communities. This new agreement continues to build upon the strength of that partnership.”

NGFS juniors and seniors who qualify will be able to take courses at Guilford for college credit under a plan coordinated by the Office of the Academic Dean at Guilford. These classes will provide advanced subject matter and greater curricular depth while allowing students to receive dual credit. In addition to New Garden’s own rigorous curriculum, Guilford courses will help prepare NGFS students to succeed in a vibrant college learning environment. 

There is also a joint commitment to encourage more NGFS graduates to enroll at Guilford, and to encourage more Guilford faculty and staff to explore the options for their children at New Garden. 

The College already enrolls public high school students through The Early College at Guilford, which was established in 2002. In 2012, Guilford entered into an agreement with American Hebrew Academy that allows Hebrew Academy students to take courses at Guilford, and allows Guilford student-athletes to use the Hebrew Academy’s first-rate track and swimming facilities. New Garden students have taken courses at Guilford in recent years, but the new agreement will solidify this partnership. 

Guilford faculty and staff will have the opportunity to apply for their students’ enrollment at New Garden at a reduced tuition rate. Guilford employees have often chosen NGFS as the best fit for their students. The new tuition structure will make New Garden even more attractive.

“Our hope is that this agreement makes an NGFS education even more accessible to Guilford College families,” said Betof, a Guilford alumnus. “As a Friends school with such close ties to Guilford, we want to ensure that an NGFS education is a viable opportunity for the children of all Guilford employees.”