Admissions Process 2020-07-30T09:59:11-04:00

The New School’s admissions policy strives to achieve a broad diversity within our school and to balance the various demographics of each classroom.

Admission to The New School is based on the successful completion of the application processes described below.

General Application Process

The following applies to all families enrolling in any of our programs.

      • Call the school at (919) 303-3636 to schedule a school tour.
      • Request an application form by contacting us at
      • Depending on the requested program, a school administrator may contact you to schedule an admissions visit for you and your child.
      • After your child’s visit, the school will email you with an admissions decision.
      • Upon acceptance into our program, the admissions office will mail you an acceptance letter, an Enrollment Contract, and a new student packet to be submitted to the school.

Elementary and Middle School Application Process

In addition to the above process, the following requirements apply to all first through eighth grade applicants.

      • Request a teacher recommendation from your child’s current teacher using our Teacher Evaluation Form, and submit this to the school.
      • Obtain student records and samples of recent writing and math work from your child’s current school.
      • Schedule an admissions visit for your child to visit a classroom.
      • After your child’s visit, the school will email you with an admissions decision.

Application Fee

To pay your application fee online using PayPal, please use the payment button below to process your payment. Please note that the online deposit will be $205.80 due to PayPal’s 2.9% surcharge.


If you have any questions about applying for admission, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Modified Schedule

In response to health concerns caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the school is temporarily closed.

Our anticipated opening date is May 18. Please visit the headings below for more information.

News & Updates
Latest news related to our COVID-19 closure

Frequently Asked Questions
General FAQs

Distance Learning
Links to our online educational resources and classes

Prospective Families
We are currently offering tours via phone and Zoom conference. Please email us at or call (919) 303-3636 between 9am and 1pm to arrange a time!

We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon!

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are working as if I did not exist.” – Dr. Maria Montessori