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So you want to know more?

Our most frequently asked questions center around classical, Christian education (CCE): what that means, how it plays out in our classrooms, what effects it has on our students, and what its benefits are in the lives of our graduates. Please click the button below to learn more about CCE and NCCS. And we would love to have you visit us to learn even more!

For all other questions, keep scrolling!



Do students wear uniforms?

Yes! Special places have special rules, and our students are transformed by Truth, Goodness, and Beauty every day. We would be happy to share all of the details of our uniform policy when you visit.

What are your class sizes?

In the Grammar School (K-6), the classroom cap is 18 students, and classes can be full. There is one class per grade level. In the Upper School (7-12), classes are usually smaller, allowing greater opportunity for individualized attention, discussion, debate, and projects. 

Do you only accept Christian families?

We have been blessed by families of different faith traditions since NCCS opened. We believe every aspect of our lives is ruled by Christ, including the lives of those who do not share our faith. So we welcome those who do not share a biblical worldview to explore our school and discuss what it means to join a community like ours. Every family that applies must sign and agree to support the school's Statement of Faith. We welcome your questions!

Is NCCS licensed or accredited by any organizations?

  • NCCS is registered with the State as a church-exempt non-public school.

  • We are a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS).

  • Our Extended Care program (ECP) comes under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Child Care Administration and must adhere to its established guidelines.

  • We are actively working to pursue accreditation through ACCS. Please read our Strategic Plan for more details.

What are your hours?

  • Grammar School (K-6) meets from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

  • Upper School (7-12) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

  • Students may arrive to school between 8:10 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

  • We offer before and after school care for our students for an additional fee billed separately. Before care begins at 7:30 a.m. and after care ends at 5:30 p.m.

Do you have a security plan?

New Covenant Presbyterian Church (NCPC), its security committee, and NCCS have been working closely together over the past three years to increase campus security. NCPC has made considerable investment in facilities and upgrades to enhance security. Even before some of the most concerning national attacks on schools, NCCS had security procedures in place. But we are not complacent, and always reviewing, revising, and learning from specific, recent events. For safety reasons we choose not to share more with the general public online, but we welcome your questions, in person, once you have taken steps to commit to enrollment!

Vigorous academics usually mean a lot of sitting. Are students allowed to be active?

NCCS knows the importance of physical health and the positive impact that activity can have on academic success. Grammar School students have two recess periods per day. Upper School students have the option of daily activity during homeroom period (about 25 minutes of outdoor play after lunch) or other homeroom clubs. Houses often practice for the frisbee and volleyball competitions together in the fall and spring. Upper School teachers incorporate physical breaks and activity during longer block periods.  Our students are usually playing together, and seeing all-school recess is a regular feature of the school day.

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