We encourage parents to begin the application process by registering for a parent tour. Led by the director of admission and financial aid, these tours visit classrooms, include brief conversations with students and teachers, and end with a Q&A with the head of the Lower School. Applicants for 4th and 5th grades will then visit the school on a Saturday in December or January for an in-house assessment and tour. Applicants for 6th grade will attend a half-day shadow visit, where they will join in classes with current 6th graders and tour the campus. These allow a girl to get to know NCS better while we get to know her learning style. NCS also holds a Lower School Information Session and an all-school Open House in the fall.