- What is Norfolk Academy looking for in an applicant?
- When should I apply?
- Is Norfolk Academy an accredited school?
- What are the school hours?
- Are there after school programs for Lower School children?
- Are Guidance and Counseling resources available?
- When will I know the results of my child's admissions testing?
- What is included in tuition?
- Is financial aid available?
- Can students bring their own lunches?
- What if my child has food allergies?
- Does Norfolk Academy have a dress code?
- Do you have bus service?
- What is the Batten Leadership Program?
- Where do Norfolk Academy students go to college?
Norfolk Academy seeks boys and girls who show promise of intellectual curiosity and who come from varied economic, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. We are interested in admitting students who will appreciate and take full advantage of the many opportunities and resources we offer and who will be motivated to become not just the best students they can be, but also the best people they can be.
Applications are available online beginning in October. The application deadline is at the end of January of the school year before you are seeking enrollment. Applications received after the deadline are considered on a rolling basis and applicants may be placed in a wait pool. If admission is not offered, applicants interested in being considered for the next school year must submit a new application.
Yes. Norfolk Academy has four Guidance Counselors. Graham Hudgins supports upper school students; Jennifer Gildea supports middle school students; Susan Duquette supports students in Grades 4 - 6; and Katie Aladj supports students in grades 1 - 3.
Additionally peer counselors, selected by faculty and their fellow students, provide emotional support and academic tutoring to students in grades 7 - 12.
Many of our students live with food allergies. Our refectory staff, faculty, and nurses are extraordinarily knowledgeable, experienced, and proactive in working with families who have allergen concerns. We are happy to discuss this with you at anytime, and are confident that your child will experience a safe and worry-free day at lunch and in the classroom every day!
The Batten Leadership Program is an innovative and nationally acclaimed fellowship program that provides selected ninth grade students at Norfolk Academy an outstanding opportunity to pursue a four-year, multidisciplinary and experiential course of study grounded in developing actionable solutions to real-world issues. Fellows engage in deep intellectual investigation in a chosen field and participate in leadership programs to build critical skills necessary to effect real change in our world. The Program reinforces and strengthens Norfolk Academy's commitment to producing principled, civic-minded leaders for tomorrow. There are five fellowship programs: Chesapeake Bay Fellows, Engineering, Design, and Innovation Fellows, Global Health Fellows, International Relations Fellows, and Literacy Fellows.