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International Students

Be a Part of Our Community

At New Garden Friends School we appreciate our obligation to prepare students to participate meaningfully as global citizens. We welcome international students to live and learn with us for we know that tomorrow’s leaders will require more than the ability to think critically and creatively; the future will require communication and cooperation with people from all over the globe. When students come to understand how other people experience the world, they begin to challenge their own assumptions. For many students, even well-traveled ones, this is how they begin to thoughtfully consider ideas from more than one perspective.

NGFS provides international students from diverse backgrounds an enriching and challenging Friends school experience. Our students benefit from not only receiving the preparation and support they need to succeed in U.S. colleges and universities, they also develop the friendships and skills they need to grow into responsible and caring citizens of the world.    

Contact International Student Coordinator Maggie Keskinen,, for more information.

International Admissions Process

We are pleased that you are considering New Garden Friends School’s International Student Program. Our application process will allow you to become familiar with our school, while we have the opportunity to get to know your child. We encourage you to ask many questions throughout the application process—we can always be reached at or by calling 336-299-0964.

Please follow this link to start your online application. You will be prompted to create a username and password, and although the application only takes about 15 minutes to complete, you will be able to pause and resume as necessary. This same login will allow you to track the status of your application and supplemental pieces.

Download the Supplemental Forms Packet from the application, and arrange to have your child’s complete school records and the teacher recommendation form(s) sent directly to the Admission Office. Please make sure all credentials are translated into English. Consultants should not fill out forms on behalf of teachers, school administrators, or students.

Applicants should take the TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., or IELTS.

Our admissions counselor will make arrangements for a Skype interview or to meet prospective students in person if families are visiting the area.

Once all the forms are received by the school we will review the information and then contact the applicant’s representative to inform them of the school's decision. If the applicant is accepted the school will issue an I-20. Please note there is an international student fee that is required for school entry.


Please note that NGFS uses American Homestay Network to provide housing for international students. You can find out more information here.

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


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 $5,000.00 for international students.