Norfolk Christian Schools Photo #1 - Norfolk Christian Upper School Campus
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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 798 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Test Anxiety, Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
798 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Norfolk Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Lower School and Upper School dress code varies - see website for details)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level; please check our website for complete details.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Shanee McElveen
Admissions Associate
Sharon Price



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
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.  

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!
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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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 798 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk, VA is $7,941 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk, VA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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