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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
From Norfolk Academy

Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is an independent day school preparing students in grades 1-12 for scholarship and leadership at the nation's top colleges and universities. The student-led Honor System and the teacher-coach model shape trusted relationships that are the heartbeat of the school. Students learn that they have a role to play in creating a just society. The school offers an abundance of opportunities to explore and grow. Financial aid is available. Norfolk Academy prepares citizen-scholars—young people with the capacity and the desire to effect meaningful change wherever they go.

Norfolk Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
270 responses
Average ACT
31
88 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Buddy system between the first graders and seniors
    24%
  • Field day
    21%
  • The annual musical
    11%
  • Pep rallies that celebrate each sports season
    11%
  • 1st graders pet the bulldog on day one
    10%
  • The school wide seminar day
    6%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,203
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
    Poll
    96%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    94%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
    Living in the Area
    NG
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      NG
    2. Good for Families
      NG
    3. Housing
      NG
    Median Household Income
    $58,197
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $943
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $277,900
    National
    $184,700

    Norfolk Academy Reviews

    138 reviews
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    Extremely competitive environment. Takes a special type of ambitious, intrinsically driven, child to thrive here. Teaches kids skill such as confidence in ones ability to perform as well as how to talk to adults in a professional manner, these are skills that just can't be learned in public school. There is a lot of extreme social, academic, and athletic pressure to perform well here. There is little to no space for type B personalities and you will find a lot of extremely driven "Work hard play hard" type students here! its always "go go go go time" at NA
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    We are blown away by our wonderful experience! As a parent of two young children, I wanted to choose a school where my children would flourish and be happy yet academically challenged. We found the perfect school in Norfolk Academy.
    The teachers are always there to provide support and help us in any way they can. We live by our honor code and it is the basis of life at the school which provides a strong foundation of trust that we have at the school. Many of our teachers serve as coaches as well and it allows us to get to know them both in and out of the classroom for a better relationship. I have been going to this school since first grade and there honestly isn't any other school that I would want to call home. The connections I have made will last a lifetime and I will never be able to say thank you enough to all of the faculty. We go through a rigorous work load but it is all in preparation for college, and for that I feel like I will be secure going into my freshman year.