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 and helpful resources. 

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School Updates



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 are doing everything within our power to support students, families, caregivers, faculty and staff amidst this uncertainty.

We maintain our commitment to maximize every possible opportunity for safe in-person learning, while continuing to maintain quality resources if a rich distance learning program is needed in suport of best health and safety practices. We also commit to communicating 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 for this year, we have prioritized three core objectives:

-        Strict adherence to protocols and procedures to keep our students, families, faculty and staff healthy and safe;

-        Ensuring we deliver on the promise of a play-based education experience in line with the values of NCRC for all of our children; and

-        Supporting all of our families to the greatest extent possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Community Updates

Check back throughout the school year for updates.



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