Welcome New Students!

Upcoming Events

April 27-28: Festival of One-Act Plays
April 29-30: Dance Gala
May 22-26: All-school Art Show
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

Welcome to 5th Grade parent coffee: Thursday, May 25, 8:15-9:15 am, Whitby Hall

Welcome to 6th Grade parent coffee: Friday, May 26, 8:15-9:15 am, Whitby Hall

Welcome to 4th Grade parent reception: Wednesday, June 7, 5:30-6:30 pm, Whitby Hall

New 5th- & 6th-grade student orientation: Friday, Aug. 25, 1:00-4:00 pm, Alumnae Parlor, Hearst Hall

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

Middle School

Important Dates & Information

All new Middle School students should complete a course sign-up sheet (see downloads section above) and return to Registrar Kelly Heatwole or the admission office by Monday, May 1.

All 7th graders and parents are invited to Welcome to the Middle School on Tuesday, May 9, at 5:30 pm. The students and parents of the Class of 2023 will get to know the NCS Middle School, each other, and their teachers. Please save the date on your calendars!

Middle School summer reading lists will be posted later in the spring. 

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, 9:00 am-3:15 pm (except Friday 8/18: 9:00 am-noon). 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. RSVP by email.

Upper School

Important Dates & Information

All new 9th graders should complete a course sign-up sheet (see downloads section above) and return to Registrar Kelly Heatwole or the admission office by Monday, May 1.

Placement testing for new 9th graders in math and foreign language will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 9am-12pm in Hearst Hall.

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

New Upper 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 9th graders takes place Aug. 14-18, 9:00 am-3:15 pm (Friday 8/18: 9:00 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. RSVP by email.

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).