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The Academy Advantage

Each day, the Norfolk Academy campus buzzes with energy, hums to the frequency of mutual respect and the joy inherent in learning for learning’s sake. We come together to accomplish much more than any one of us could alone. Explore the Academy Advantage, featuring Norfolk Academy’s innovative education delivered through unique programs, which take learning beyond the classroom and into the wider world.

A Community of Trust

The Honor System is at the heart of our learning community, touching every interaction on campus.

Confident Speakers

Students discover their own distinctive voices, emerging as poised and confident public speakers.

Engaged Leaders

Our students grow into compassionate, civic-minded leaders.

Experiential Learning

Exploration creates memorable experiences in the classroom and beyond.

Global Learning

Our distinctive approach to travel develops students into culturally perceptive citizens.

Career Connections

Internships help students explore their interests and discover their future paths.

After 12 years on Norfolk Academy’s campus, I know what true leadership means. It isn’t about speaking the loudest or longest but about listening, encouraging, inspiring, delegating, and asking for help.

Emily '20

Take a Look

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Students in France

Students participating in International Programs last year

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Middle school students around a YMCA sign

Community partners

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STudent with medical equipment

Students and young alumni participating in the Medical Scholars Program

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Intern at a job site

Students and young alumni who participated in a Career Connections internship last summer

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Boy with oysters

Batten Leadership Fellows

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Student partipating in outdoor learning

Freshman who attended the Leadership Lab during Mini-mester

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Photo of honor code board in Upper School

Honor System that everyone observes

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Students on a boat

Middle School Minimester offerings

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Girl at podium

People in the audience for a Senior Speech