Challenging girls to become women of 
intellect, character, innovation, action, and faith

Plan Your Visit

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.

Tour Times:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Middle School only), 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: 8:45 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 three 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.
“What makes NCDS special is how close knit the community is. Everybody is able to rely on their classmates and teachers for help and guidance, which is easy due to the small class size.”Molly Ropelewski ’19

Application Info

Interview and Tour
By January 31, 2020

Application and Essay(s)
By January 15, 2020

Transcripts and Testing Scores (ISEE or SSAT)
By January 15, 2020 (scores of tests taken in January will be accepted)

Teacher and Personal Recommendations
By January 15, 2020

Admission Decision Notification
March 10, 2020


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