Although our favorite introductions happen face to face on campus, we have a few options available to help you learn about New Garden Friends School.
We are offering in-person tours with masks, social distancing, and other health precautions. We are also available virtually. We are happy to set up online meetings with admissions associates, division directors, and teachers. If you'd like to meet virtually with our Head of School, she is always eager to meet new families. We also have virtual tour resources on our website. Please contact us to find out more.
Jennifer says, “I came to know and love NGFS and the Quaker community when my brother, Ben (now an NGFS preschool teacher), enrolled in the Lower School. I was drawn to the inclusiveness, sense of community, and importance placed upon equality, that were evidenced at the school."
At NGFS Jennifer has taught Upper School history and now serves as the College Counselor and Admissions Associate for the Upper School.
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.
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.”
Maggie is the parent of two NGFS alumni and says, "I feel like I have grown up at NGFS right along with all the students. Each year brings new adventures and challenges and I have been encouraged to keep learning new skills while feeling respected and appreciated for my work. I love working in a place where students, staff, and families interact daily to create a warm, safe community."
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.