We encourage prospective families (the student who is applying and at least one parent/guardian) to come visit the school beginning in late September. Your appointment will include both a tour and an interview, and you should allow approximately an hour and a half for the visit. Please call the Admission Office at (617) 244-4246 to schedule your visit.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Middle School only), 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Middle School only), and 1 p.m.
In addition to the tour and interview, there are a number of other opportunities to get to know the NCDS during the admissions process:
- Each fall, the school hosts two Prospective Parent Coffees. During these informal morning events, members of the Admission Office and faculty members answer questions and help prospective parents get to know the school.
- Each year, Admission hosts an Open House the first Sunday of November so that prospective students and parents/guardians may come to know our dynamic community and learn about our balanced program of academics, arts, athletics and service.
- We also offer optional Shadow Days for Middle School applicants as an opportunity for them to visit classes and meet current students and faculty. Designated dates begin in November and run through February. Keep in mind that these Shadow Days occur during the admission process and not post-decision. The preliminary application form must be submitted before you schedule a Shadow Day, but you have until January 15 to submit all other parts of the applications (essays, recommendations, etc.). Accepted applicants to Upper School will have the opportunity to visit classes in the spring.