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Norfolk Academy
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  • Private
  • NORFOLK, VA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Norfolk Academy is offering in-person learning for all students (grades 1-12) in academic year 2021-22 with an array of safety protocols in place, including regular testing for everyone on campus. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A+

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,100
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
No data available  
From Norfolk Academy

Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is an independent day school preparing students in grades 1-12 for scholarship and leadership. The student-led Honor System and the teacher-coach model shape trusted relationships. In our supportive community, children not only gain an outstanding education, but they develop their voice, strengthen their character, identify their passions, and stretch their limits. They learn that they have a role to play in creating a just society. Our array of unique programs includes Engineering, Design, and Innovation, which starts in first grade; our Speech Program; International Programs; and the Batten Leadership Program which shapes students into compassionate leaders through experiential learning and service. The school cultivates artistic expression and appreciation, and we have more than 70 athletic teams. Norfolk Academy prepares citizen-scholars—young people with the capacity and the desire to effect meaningful change wherever they go.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
322 responses
Average ACT
31
101 responses

The Speech Program

Students grow into poised and dynamic public speakers through a time-tested program that builds confidence. From 1st grade, our students are given leadership and speaking roles as Boy-of-the-Day and Girl-of-the-Day. Ninth graders deliver a 5-7 minute persuasive speech to faculty and peers. The Senior Speech is at once a capstone and celebration of each student's accomplishment in public speaking.

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
  • Buddy system between the first graders and seniors
    24%
  • Field day
    21%
  • The annual musical
    12%
  • Pep rallies that celebrate each sports season
    10%
  • 1st graders pet the bulldog on day one
    9%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    7%
  • The school wide seminar day
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,184
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 27 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 27 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 27 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 19 responses

Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$61,029
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,207
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$181,808
National
$229,800

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