at the Academy
Enrichment at the Academy offers extra-curricular opportunities for students after school and on the weekends. These programs are open to the public.

Bulldog Athletic Programs are run by Norfolk Academy varsity coaches, and varsity players and other coaches are on hand to help the students learn basic skills. 

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  • Handmade Holiday Gifts

    Fun and practical and just in time for the holiday season, this popular and captivating enrichment program will give participants the opportunity to apply their own personal touch to make gifts for the special people in their lives. We’ll make some functional, some fanciful, and some flashy items. You’ll need to get your creative juices flowing as you whittle away at your holiday gift list, making gifts for folks of all ages. At the end of the day you can expect to have up to 8 gifts wrapped and ready for giving. Just bring along your gift list and get ready to be productive. Everything else you need will be provided for you (including lunch). What a fantastic way to show your love to your family and friends!

    Instructor: Valerie Thornton, 2nd Grade Teacher

    Grades: 1-6 

     Saturday, December 2, 9 or December 16
              (Each date is a separate workshop)

    Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

    Location: 2GA

    Cost: $125

    What to wear: Children should wear clothes they can get messy.

    Note: Both a snack and lunch will be provided.


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  • Bay to Beach Hike

    We will hike through First Landing State Park on the Long Creek and Osprey Trail.  We will walk out of the park to view the Atlantic Ocean at 64th Street.  The hike is between 5-6 miles long.  It is a very beautiful and easy walk through the maritime forest and along salt marsh and blackwater swamp.

    Robert Carroll. Science Teacher, Grade 4-5
    Ashley Harston, Spanish Teacher, Lower School

    Grades: 4 and 5 (a maximum of 24 students) 

     Wednesday, December 20

    Time: 8:30am-2:00pm

    Drop Off: First Landing State Park
    Pick Up: 64th Street Oceanside

    Cost: $40

    What to bring: A backpack with: lunch, snacks, water bottle, and warm clothes


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Dance with Elbert Watson

Dance programs are for teens and adults.

Modern Dance 
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Classical Ballet   
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays,  9:30 - 11:00 am

All classes:
  • run year-round
  • meet in the Tucker Arts Center Dance Studio
  • each class is $7.00

Please contact Elbert Watson for more information at ewatson@norfolkacademy.org.