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We are looking forward to the start of the 2023-24 school year! This page will be updated regularly with information that is shared via email during the summer. You can also access this page directly from the NGFS app home screen.

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Preschool and Lower School (Preschool-grade 6) 

Guilford Campus (GC) at 1128 New Garden Road

Middle School (grades 7-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) 

Page-Frederiksen Campus (PFC) at 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road

Before and after school care are available for Preschool and Lower School; see Extended Care for more information.


Stay in the Know with the NGFS App!

The NGFS app is a valuable resource for our community. Frequently accessed sites and information are available ... right at your fingertips! Please be sure to install the App on your phone and subscribe to the groups that affect your family so you receive app notifications. Check your phone's settings to ensure notifications are enabled. 

To install the free app:

Search for “New Garden Friends School” through the App Store or Google Play. When you install and open the App, you will be greeted by a welcome screen; from there, click “Get Started” and follow the prompts.

If you already have the App installed from last year:

The next time you access the app, you will be prompted to re-onboard (through the welcome screen). Follow the prompts to select the correct Divisions and Groups for this year.

Recommended Groups to select:
  • "Schoolwide" - as an App user, you will receive all whole-school related notifications (for example: reminder of early dismissal)
  • Under “Schoolwide” - select groups that apply to your student(s)
  • Under "Grades" - select all that are applicable to your family (for example: if you have a kindergarten and third grade student, select "Sunrise (K)" and "Horizon 3rd/4th").

Further information will be provided about the school app and how it will be used during the school year. Until then, if you have questions about the app, please contact Deana Allman, Director of Communications, at

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2023-24 Major Dates Calendar


2023-24 Academic Calendar - includes major dates and more!

These calendars are always accessible on the:

  • NGFS App: On the App home screen; calendar icon (located at the bottom of the home screen) connects to a weekly list of the school calendar items
  • NGFS website: School calendar and link to downloadable calendar located through the "School Life" tab on the Calendar page.



Class welcome letters, including school supply lists, class lists/contact groups/advising groups, and drop-off and pick-up procedures, were sent via email on 8/4/2023 from the division heads and are linked below. Lists with student names are only included in the emails (not on the website for public view). If you did not receive the email for your student's grade class, please contact the division head for your student's level:

  • Carolyn Howes, Head of Lower School (preschool-grade 6),
  • Tanisha Jones, Head of Middle School (grades 7-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12),


A Child's Garden (Preschool, Pre-K, TK) Welcome Letter

Sunrise (K) Welcome Letter

Rainbow (grades 1-2) Welcome Letter

Horizon (grades 3-4) Welcome Letter

Galaxy (grades 5-6) Welcome Letter

Middle School (grades 7-8) Welcome Letter

Upper School (grades 9-12) Welcome Letter


Extended Care is offered on the Guilford Campus for Lower School students (preschool-grade 6) for an additional fee. Extended Care hours of operation are 7:30-8 a.m. and in the afternoon from school dismissal until 6 p.m.

Visit the Extended Care page.

Extended Care Enrollment is open! Click here for directions.


Use the summer to get your NGFS Medication Administration Authorization forms signed, physicals completed, action plans updated, and immunizations updated. Please refer to the email that was sent on Friday, May 19, for more details and which can also be accessed HERE

Visit the School Health page.

2023-24 Student Health Handbook


NGFS families have the option to order hot lunches for their students through My Hot Lunchbox, which partners with local restaurants to deliver nutritious meals to schools. Ordering for the 23-24 school year opens on Wednesday, August 9. The first day of delivery is the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23. Please note that ordering cuts off at 12 noon the day before each delivery.

Click here for account directions.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

If you already have an account, sign in to your account and click Edit to make any changes for the 23-24 school year. Be sure to select the correct grade for your student(s). Click confirm.

Sign in to My Hot Lunchbox here.

You can also access the sign in page for My Hot Lunchbox on the home screen of the NGFS app. Look for this icon:

If you have questions, please contact My Hot Lunchbox at 888-894-8295 or

An email invitation was sent to new families on Wednesday, Aug. 16.  
Please RSVP to Chris Skidmore, Director of Admissions at
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The Parent and Community Association (PCA), our parent volunteer arm, is much like most PTAs. All NGFS parents, guardians, faculty, and staff are part of the PCA. The PCA is here to support the teachers and administration through volunteer support, special events, and family opportunities.  

Visit the PCA page to learn more!

NGFS Community Guide, brought to you by the PCA

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You may update student or family information at any time during the school year in ParentsWeb (FACTS Family Portal). This may include a change in contact information, emergency contacts, authorized pick-up persons, or medication/health care provider changes. 

Click here for ParentsWeb instructions.


Click below to learn about the work of the NGFS Office of Philanthropy and Community Engagement.

A Culture of Giving

Community Events


Middle Division sports are offered for students in grades 5-8. JV/Varsity sports are offered for students in grades 8-12. Visit the Athletics page to learn more 

Athletics Welcome Email, sent 8/10/2023

Athletics Interest Form 

If you have more than one 5th-12th grader interested in participating in sports, please complete a form for each child.

Athletics Interest Meetings:
  • For grades 5-6: Monday, Aug. 21, 7-7:30 p.m. (after Classroom Welcome Night)
  • For grades 7-12: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7-7:30 p.m. (after Welcome Night and Walk the Schedule)

Handout from Athletics Interest Meetings

Questions? Contact the Athletics Department at

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