Norfolk Christian Schools

Norfolk Christian Schools Photo #1 - Norfolk Christian Upper School Campus
Established in 1952, Norfolk Christian Schools is a nondenominational, fully accredited Christian day school offering Pre-K3 through Grade 12 programs.
A solid college-preparatory curriculum is taught from a Biblical worldview by teachers who are dedicated to each child's success.
Our mission is to equip students spiritually, intellectually and physically to love God and serve Him as Christ's Ambassadors in the world.

Top Placements

Norfolk Christian Schools places among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Test Anxiety, Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students798 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Norfolk Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP English: Language & Composition, AP English: Literature & Composition, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History, Honors 9th, 10th & 11th English, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors French 4, Honors Geometry, Honors Latin 4, Honors Physics, Honors Pre-calculus, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Spanish 5/AP Spanish as requested
Average SAT score1172
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Lower School and Upper School dress code varies - see website for details)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level; please check our website for complete details.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorShanee McElveen
Admissions AssociateSharon Price


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Bio-Eco Club, Drama Club, Forensics, Happy Club (Operation Smile), International Club, Missions Club, Photography Club, Poetry Club, Spanish Club

Club or Organization:
Forensics and Debate

School Notes

  • Norfolk Christian Schools offers a complete college-preparatory program that is grounded in a distinctly Biblical worldview.  Emphases on both rigor and depth of understanding create exceptional thinkers, while differentiated instruction allows students to excel at the pace and style most efficient for them.  Our foundational philosophy is to begin with knowledge then guide students to a critical understanding of how that knowledge impacts the world around them, how it should encourage the exploration of new ideas, and most importantly, how it relates back to the Truth of God`s Word. 
  • Norfolk Christian students attend a variety of notable colleges and universities, including over the last five years: Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Virginia, Savannah College of Art and Design, Notre Dame, U. S. Naval Academy, the College of William & Mary, University of North Carolina, and a multitude of others.  
Show me:
People that viewed Norfolk Christian Schools also viewed these schools: Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk Academy, St. Pius X School, Calvary Christian School and Greenbrier Christian Academy.
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Norfolk
    Grades: PK-12 | 544 students
    0.5 miles
    7336 Granby St
    Norfolk, VA 23505
    (757) 480-1495
    0.5 PK-12
  • Norfolk
    Grades: 1-12 | 1188 students
    4.8 miles
    1585 Wesleyan Dr
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 461-6236
    4.8 1-12
  • Norfolk
    St. Pius X School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 192 students
    2.9 miles
    7800 Halprin Dr
    Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 588-6171
    2.9 PK-8
  • Norfolk
    Grades: PK-12 | 176 students
    3 miles
    2331 E Little Crk Rd
    Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 583-9730
    3 PK-12
  • Chesapeake
    Grades: PK-12 | 557 students
    11.8 miles
    311 Kempsville Rd
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 547-9595
    11.8 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We did a lot of research and fell in love with Norfolk Christian. Our daughter started there in pre-K3 and has been there for 5 years and counting. She loves the teachers, staff and all of the fun activities that they plan each quarter.As parents we really like the small class sizes, 12-13 students, compared to public schools that can reach up to 30 students. The curriculum is second to none and we really like the Christian based learning as well. The school is great at communicating with parents about school activities, closings/delays and upcoming events. If we had it to do all over again we would definitely choose Norfolk Christian again!
- Posted by
I am an alumna who now has a high schooler as well as a 2017 graduate. After my own experience of all 12 years in the family of Norfolk Christian, I knew I wanted my own kids to come here and it has been the best decision I could have made for them. My oldest got into all 4 colleges he applied to as a senior and attended his first choice school. He did so having teachers who loved and invested in him while he was with them and regularly keep up with him now that he is gone. My youngest is a junior with completely different skills and interests and she too could not be happier. From an athlete to an artist, they have both thrived at NCS. I love, love, love it here and am so thankful for the wonderful people God put in my children's lives.
- Posted by

Endorse Norfolk Christian Schools. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools.
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification. This article includes contact information for state education offices so you can begin the process.
Marketing the small private school can be done affordably and effectively. We suggest five easy steps to make that happen.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk, VA is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).