Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic, independent elementary school and a National Blue Ribbon School. NFA offers families the unique choice between the Montessori program or the Primary program for ages 3 - Grade 3, followed by challenging, active learning experiences in Grades 4 - 8. Students matriculate to the area’s best Catholic and independent high schools.
With service learning at all grade levels and 65+ annual co-curricular offerings on our 14-acre campus, NFA provides all the advantages of a large independent school in a small, nurturing community. NFA’s diverse student and parent community shares an appreciation for Catholic values, service to others, and reflective decision-making.