My children were both victims of bullying at other schools. The Quaker values and educational style were great fits for them. The culture of the school is the most tolerant and caring I've ever encountered. The student body is incredibly diverse. There are kids from many different countries. There
... Read more are also students from many different cultures and faiths. The faculty and educational offerings are top-notch. The new Arts & Athletic Center is a great facility. I wish it had been completed when my kids first started. I have recommended this school to several friends and many of these placed their children there. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/17/12
NEW GARDEN FRIENDS SCHOOL is fantastic! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. The best way to experience the magic of New Garden Friends School is to come see it for yourself. It is difficult to describe the feeling of peace and happiness I have always felt sending my child to New Garden
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Posted by a parent on 12/15/11
My children are thriving at New Garden Friend School. I have two totally different kids and they are both learning, growing and socializing in a safe, excellent environment. The teachers know my kids, they encourage them, correct them and guide them through academic and even social situations. Thank
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Posted by a parent on 12/12/11
Teachers really know their students. And it's not just because the ratio is low, they seem to really like what they do and enjoy being around children! My kids attended New Garden from preschool to high school, and their level of reading, public speaking, community involvement, and especially ability
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Posted by a parent on 12/12/11
Since switching to NGFS from another private school, my daughter has become a completely different child! She now LOVES school, and has a level of self-confidence I truly never thought I'd see in her. It is so wonderful to be in a place where being smart and inquisitive is a good thing, not something
... Read more to be made fun of. I have seen no acts of bullying whatsoever, and the teachers all know the kids so well. They respond quickly to parent concerns, and ALSO teach the kids the values they need to work out conflicts. My daughter is in middle school, but is doing much higher level work, with ample opportunity for honors projects as well as true community service and a social curriculum that cannot be beat. She is learning to love to learn, not just rote facts to repeat on a standardized test. We are thrilled that NGFS also offers a top-level high school program, where the students truly have a voice, as well as the chance to be academically challenged as they prepare for college. I highly recommend this school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/12/11
NGFS is a school where children are more important than scores. Success is determined individually rather than by standards. NGFS loves the students and the students love the school!
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Posted by a parent on 10/09/10
have been threatened by the administration since we arrived that our children might not be allowed to attend the school...even with a signed contract. Bullying has occurred and the root causes have not been addresed. There is an attitude that "kids need to learn to stand up for themselves" instead
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Posted by a parent on 09/23/10
I LOVE NGFS! I have just been going there for 2 years and everybody is really friendly. I have made many friends. They take care of drama and bullying as soon as a student or parent tells someone. They can't help if you don't tell them. Kind teachers, honors classes in Middle School, and an amazing heads
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Posted by a student on 02/19/10
NGFS teaches a love for learning not learning to make higher grades. They emphasize community service and a respect for all students regardless of age, race, Religion or political affiliation.
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Posted by a other on 11/04/09
This school was recommended to me by my pediatrician as one that excels in the social and emotional development of the child. My daughter is currently a student there. I highly recommend it to anyone that prioritizes a nurturing, peaceful and academically stimulating environment for their child. The
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Greensboro schools — New Garden Friends School is located at 1128 New Garden Rd, Greensboro NC 27410. 1128 New Garden Rd is in the 27410 ZIP code in Greensboro, NC New Garden Friends School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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