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The Norfolk Academy 9-12th grade curriculum features more than 110 semester and yearlong course, offering each student the opportunity to be the architect of their academic journey during the course of their four years of record. Committed to the principles of academic freedom, and in accordance with our philosophy and objectives, our faculty develop course content so that students and teachers alike will be stimulated to continue to teach, learn and explore, to think practically and creatively, and to move toward understanding and wisdom. Though not noted as such, all core curriculum offerings are designed to be of Honors quality (or higher) in content and rigor. While we choose not to offer an Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, our Upper School students take nearly 300 exams each May, and more than 80% earn a score of 3 or higher. Norfolk Academy’s demanding curriculum and high standards ensure that students are well-prepared for the academic demands of the nation’s most selective institutions of higher learning. Following graduation, 100% of our seniors matriculate at a four-year college or university, continuing Norfolk Academy’s tradition of academic excellence both on campus and beyond.