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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)


Approximately 285


Preschool–12th Grade


New Garden Friends School seeks to be an inclusive, innovative educational community guided by Quaker beliefs and committed to honoring and developing each person’s gifts.

A Diverse Community

NGFS classrooms incorporate learning about and celebrating diversity in developmentally appropriate ways at every level. The values of community, social justice, and equality are woven into our everyday classroom practices. Cultural, ethnic and racial diversity, socioeconomic diversity, diversity of family structure, and religious diversity are all studied and celebrated throughout our school.


Guilford Campus (1128 New Garden Road): Preschool - Grade 6
Page-Frederiksen Campus (2015 Pleasant Ridge Road): Grades 7-12

Student-to-Teacher Ratio 

Average class size differs depending on level

Total Faculty 

45 teaching faculty

A Child's Garden (Preschool, PK): 8:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (half day) and 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (full day)
Sunflower (TK): 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Sunrise (Kindergarten): 8:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Rainbow (grades 1-2): 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Horizon (grades 3-4): 8:00 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Galaxy (grades 5-6): 8:00 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Middle School (grades 7-8): 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Upper School (grades 9-12): 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

* please note that for K-6 the doors open at 8 a.m. Students are considered late beginning at 8:30 a.m.


$8,100- $23,400

Before and After School Care 

We offer Extended Care for students in preschool–8th grade. Care is provided before school from 7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. (preschool-6th). After school care begins at dismissal and ends at 6 p.m. (preschool-8th). Child care is also available on teacher workdays.


Our hot lunch program for both the lower and upper school is through My Hot Lunchbox. Parents can create an account on, and place orders from a variety of local restaurants. The lunches are delivered to each campus every day.

Resource Specialist Classes  

Art, Drama, Music (Suzuki Violin, String Ensemble, and Guitar), Spanish, Coding, and Physical Education.


Middle Division (grades 5–8) Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, and Basketball

JV/Varsity Sports (grades 7–12): Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls and Boys Soccer, Girls and Boys Basketball, Boys Golf, Girls Swimming, and Boys Tennis.


Curricular emphasis and support for the development of essential 21st Century skills. iPads used in grades K-6, SmartBoards in Preschool-6 classrooms, one-to-one Chromebooks in Middle and Upper School. Campus-wide wifi, online courses available for grades 9-12. Secure parent portal for assignments and attendance, learning management system for coursework, grades 7-12.

College Placement 

Individualized college counseling with opportunities to visit potential schools throughout the spring of junior and fall of senior year. Emphasis on placement for individual students in the best-fit college for their needs and goals.


Friends Council on Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
Triad Association of Non-Public Schools 


• 35 acres, 2 campuses
• State-of-the-art science labs
• 18,500-square-foot arts and athletics facility
• 500-seat stage facility with state-of-the-art sound
• Music room with integrated sound and technology
• Fully equipped art studios including kiln and tools for three-dimensional sculpture
• Multiple playgrounds
• 2 gyms
• Soccer field
• Cross Country course

School Mascot  


School Colors  

Cardinal and Gold