Welcome Events

Prep for Success (for new students entering Grades 7-12): Aug. 15-16

Lower School New-Student/Parent/Guardian Orientations
:
Rising Grade 4: Aug. 19
Rising Grades 5 and 6: Aug. 23

New Parent/Guardian Dinner with Head of School Elinor Scully
: Aug. 22
Dear new NCS students and families,

Welcome! We are thrilled that you are joining the NCS community and want to make sure that your transition is as smooth as possible.

To that end, please make note of our Major Dates Calendar for 2024-2025 and upcoming new family and orientation events, listed in the box at left. These gatherings and events are wonderful opportunities for students, parents, and guardians to learn more about life at NCS and get to know other grade-level families.

As a reminder, please complete student health forms (required for all students) by the July 15 deadline. Please check for other applicable forms in the "Important Required Action Items" box on the Back-to-School Resource Board.

The Back-to-School Resource Board also now has initial back-to-school information, including summer work and supply lists. Stay tuned for an email from NCS in early-August with the full suite of back-to-school resources. 

In the meantime, please reach out with any questions. We can’t wait to see you on the Close!

Warmly,

Jessica North Macie
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
Additional Information for New Families
  • Prep for Success: Aug. 15-16 (for new MS and US students)
  • Lower School Orientation Sessions (for new LS students and their parents/guardians)
    • Grade 4: Aug. 19
    • Grades 5 and 6: Aug. 23
  • New Parent Dinner: Aug. 22 — All parents and guardians new to the NCS community are invited to the New Parent Dinner. An invitation with additional details will be sent in late July.
  • Athletics Tryouts: Aug. 19-23
  • First Day of School (also known as “Opening Day”): Aug. 26 
    • Welcome Coffee for Parents & Guardians: 8:00 am 
    • Opening Cathedral Service (all parents and guardians welcome): 8:45 am 

Lower School

Orientation Sessions (for new LS students and their parents/guardians)
  • Grade 4: Aug. 19 (3:45 pm)
  • Grades 5 and 6: Aug. 23 (8:30 am)

Middle School

Prep for Success: Aug. 15 - 16
An orientation program for new students entering Grades 7-12

Upper School

Prep for Success: Aug. 15 - 16
An orientation program for new students entering Grades 7-12

Athletics Tryouts: Aug. 19-23
Tryouts for field hockey, tennis, and soccer will be held in the mornings, and for volleyball in the afternoons.
 
Cross country will hold optional running sessions during the summer and will take an optional trip from Sunday, Aug. 18, to Saturday, Aug. 24. For more information, please email Head Coach  Jim Ehrenhaft.  
  
If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Athletics Heather Dent