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Tuition, Affordability & Scholarships

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.

While we employ several strategies to keep costs within reach, for many families, affording an NGFS education takes planning. 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, a limited number of merit scholarships for our eighth graders as they transition to our Upper School, and financial aid awards for families demonstrating financial need.

In addition, New Garden Friends School participates in the NC State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) which offers programs that provide funds for independent school for eligible students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information about these programs visit or click here.

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).

Families can choose to pay tuition in one payment, twice/year, or in monthly installments.

Not sure if you can afford a private school education? Learn more about financial aid.

2020-21 Tuition


Grade Tuition
Transitional Kindergarten $10,600
Kindergarten $14,200
Grades 1-4 $17,750
Grades 5-6 $18,000
Grades 7-8 $18,950
Grades 9-12 $22,250


Preschool Tuition

Preschool and Pre-K                   

Tuition (School Year)
August 2020-June 2021         
Tuition (Year-Round)
August 2020-August 2021           
Half Days
8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
$7,700 $9,350
Full Days
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$9,600 $11,550

Children can attend for three, four, or five days/week.


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.

Other fees may apply, see more information here.