Last Updated: 6/13 @ 9:15am

The health and safety of your children and our NCRC community are always our highest priority.  We are monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact for the metropolitan region and for the school.  We work and collaborate with the DC Department of Health on all health-related cases and receive additional guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We continue to actively monitor the spread of Coronavirus and will regularly update this page to share the school's responses, communications, and helpful resources. If you have any questions after reading the following information, please email

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FAQs (Updated 6.13.20)

COVID-19 has injected uncertainty into every crevice of our lives. At NCRC, we know that when it comes to our children, there is very little room for that kind of uncertainty. 

James Carroll as Head of School, the NCRC faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees and Preparedness Task Force are doing everything within our power to welcome students, families, faculty and staff back to the schoolhouse as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

But while we want to assure you of our commitment to maximize every possible opportunity for safe in-person learning in the next school year, we must also be sure to communicate clearly and transparently about everything related to COVID-19, both those things that we as a school can control, and those things over which we as a community are, frankly, powerless.

In all of our planning, we are prioritizing the following guiding principles:

  • The health and safety of all members of our community must be our first priority.

  • Any NCRC program must deliver on the values of an NCRC education.

  • All potential plans must be practical, sustainable and financially sound.

  • All potential plans must be dynamic and flexible.

All potential plans must comply with local rules and regulations.

We aim to answer the frequently asked questions below as clearly and transparently as is possible in the rapidly evolving environment that this global pandemic has created for all of us.


  • If you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please reach out to James Carroll directly at

  • If you have any questions regarding the work of NCRC’s Preparedness Task Force, please reach out to Mary Farmer or Eric Fish.

  • If you have questions about the role or work of NCRC’s Board of Trustees during this time, please be in touch with NCRC’s Board Chair, Robert Crawford.

  • If you are experiencing unanticipated financial distress as a result of the drastic economic impact of COVID-19, and would like to apply for tuition assistance, please be in touch with NCRC’s Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management, Janet Carter.

  • If you or your family are experiencing loss, anxiety or are just in need of additional support, please reach out to NCRC’s School Counselor, Judith Wides.

If you’re looking for a way to support NCRC at this challenging and uncertain time, please consider reaching out to NCRC’s Director of Advancement, Brian O’Malley.

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