Welcome New Students!

Upcoming Events

August 14-18: Prep for Success (grades 7-9)
Sept. 5: First day of school and Opening Cathedral Service (parents invited).
We are thrilled to welcome your family to the NCS community, and we look forward to supporting you through this transition, which we hope will be informative and exciting. 
 
This site will provide you with information specifically for new families, and it will be updated throughout the coming months with information about important events and resources so that you can plan for the new school year. Lower, Middle and/or Upper School administrators will also be in touch with additional details. The most common question? The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
 
As always, if you have any questions about information listed here or about anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the Office of Admission. We are here to help you and your daughters throughout this transition in whatever way we can. 
 
Sincerely,
The NCS Admission Team
 
Wendy Wilkinson, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, 202-537-6682
Rachael Flores, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Education, 202-537-5276
Molly Price, Senior Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid, 202-537-6328
Liz Wilson, Administrative Assistant, 202-537-6374

Lower School

Important Dates & Information

Lower School students will receive coursebooks and supplies in their homeroom at the start of the year.
 
New 5th- & 6th-grade student orientation: Thursday, Aug. 31, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lower School Assembly Room, Whitby Hall

Rising 4th-grade parent reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30-6:30 pm, Lower School Assembly Room, Whitby Hall

Middle School

Important Dates & Information

Summer reading for 7th and 8th graders can be found here.

Middle School students will receive their course schedules in August, at which point the online bookstore will be open for book purchases.

Our Prep for Success transition program for new Middle School students takes place Aug. 14-18 (8/14: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 8/15-17: 9 am-3:15 pm; 8/18: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.). Students will work with teachers each day to learn about course expectations and preview their core subjects, will get to know each other through activities focused around our core values, and will have fun exploring NCS and the Close. All are invited, and there is no cost to attend.

Upper School

Important Dates & Information

Summer reading for 9th and 10th graders can be found here.

Upper School students will receive their course schedules in August, at which point the online bookstore will be open for book purchases.

The Prep for Success transition program for new 9th graders takes place Aug. 14-18, (8/14: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 8/15-17: 9 am-3:15 pm; 8/18: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.). Students will work with teachers each day to learn about course expectations and preview their core subjects, will get to know each other through activities focused around our core values, and will have fun exploring NCS and the Close. All new 9th graders are invited, and there is no cost to attend.

Students planning to play field hockey, soccer, tennis, or volleyball should attend mandatory pre-season tryouts Aug. 21-25 and practices and games Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Those interested in running cross country are invited to camp with the team in Vermont Aug. 21-28 (optional; for more information contact Coach Jim Ehrenhaft).