Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

8891 Germantown Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-0191
Tel: (215)247-3811
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is a private Catholic Academy for boys and girls from preschool level through grade eight.
The student population reflects ethnic, racial, religious and geographic diversity.
NFA offers curriculum, which includes a Montessori program, as well as a creative interactive classroom program.
The Academy features small class size and the option of an extended day program.
NFA continues to respond to the ever-evolving needs of its students.
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy exists to convey Gospel values and the enjoyment of learning so that students may be better able to make reflective choices as self-directed persons who treasure themselves, all others and the earth.
The resulting faith formation and social consciousness are lived out through prayer and actions in a school-wide Outreach Program.
A rich tradition of striving for excellence through diversified academic, co-curricular, and enrichment programs is augmented by the development of the person.
Preparation of students for leadership roles in the multicultural and technological future is an integral part of the teaching philosophy.
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy continues to find creative ways to embody the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, "to live and work so that all people may be united with God and one another."

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported No
Year Founded 1920

Student Body

Total Students 402 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 13 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,200
Admissions Director Joanne Baillie


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyFootball,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Ceramics, Choir, Community Service Corps, Cooking, Knitting, Math Counts, Oratory, Reading Book Club, Reading Olympics, Robotics, Running, Writers Scribe Tribe, Yoga, Yoga, Young Rembrandts Band, Ceramics, Choir, Cooking, Knitting, Math Counts, Oratory, Robotics, Running, Yoga, Yoga, Community Service Corps,
Reading Book Club, Reading Olympics,
Writers Scribe Tribe,
Young Rembrandts,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Crefeld School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Mother Of Consolation Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Mother Of Consolation Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
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