We offer in-person tours, and we are also available virtually. We are happy to set up meetings with admissions associates, division directors, and teachers. If you'd like to meet with our Head of School, she is always eager to meet new families. Please contact us to find out more.
Chris says, “My son attended NGFS and had an amazing experience! The teachers, the programs, the field trips, are just a part of what makes NGFS a unique place to be. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful community.”
Chris loves the excitement and energy the students bring to campus. She is the Admissions Associate for the Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School.
Years at NGFS: 8
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, American University
Beth DeFilippis will be joining the Admissions department for the 2022-23 school year. Previously, Beth has served in other roles at NGFS.
Beth joined the Rainbow team at NGFS in 2015, and in 2020-21 she served as the Guilford Campus Online Learning Coordinator. As she steps into this new role Beth shared, “I have always appreciated how NGFS meets each child where they are in their social, emotional, and academic learning and am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to be able to work closely with small groups and individuals to help them grow and realize their amazing strengths.”
As the Online Learning Coordinator for Lower School, Beth received special training as a Seesaw Ambassador. Previously, Beth was an elementary school teacher in Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland.
As a Rainbow teacher, Beth worked to instill the importance of service in her students by partnering with the Interactive Resource Center, an organization that works with those who are experiencing homelessness in Greensboro. In May 2017, Beth was honored to receive the Guilford County 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with the IRC.
Beth is married to Tony and together they have two sons, Noah and Owen, who attend NGFS, and two dogs, Rascal and Sadie. Beth likes reading, traveling with family to Disney, and doing crafts with her children.
Pattie says, “We have a very strong community at NGFS. People genuinely care about one another. As a staff we are always working to be improve the school experience for students and parents. I am particularly proud of this community's mission to be inclusive of all and to embrace diversity as a great strength.”
Before I was the Head of School, I was a Parent at New Garden Friends School. When I became the Director of Admissions years ago, I loved welcoming new families to our school. Helping them come to understand our unique mission of meeting students where they are was particularly joyous. Today, when I speak with families who have been in our community for only a short time, I love hearing the stories of how their children are finding their voices AND learning how to listen deeply.