The process of applying to independent schools can be exciting, confusing, fun, challenging, time-consuming, and, we hope, satisfying. In order to create the most transparent process, we ask that you register in our admission portal. Once logged in, you can "explore" NCS or begin an application, and you will find a checklist of the steps required to complete the application and financial aid process. You can track the status of your application and register for NCS admission events, including our open house, tours, and interviews. If you have any questions throughout this admission season and beyond, please contact our office.
An NCS application begins by registering in our admission portal. Once logged in, you will find details for the grade(s) to which you are applying.
To be equitable and accommodating for all during the pandemic, we will administer our own in-house assessment. We will not accept the WISC, the ISEE, nor the SSAT.
The admission committee considers each applicant as a scholar and as a person. We look for a strong academic fit between the student and the school, as well as students who are excited to lean into their strengths while taking advantage of all of the opportunities at NCS.
 Admission and financial aid applications are due Jan. 15, 2021. Admission and financial aid decisions will be posted at 4:00 pm on March 5, 2021.