Norfolk Collegiate School

  • The mission of Norfolk Collegiate School is to develop critical thinkers, doers and explorers through innovative, engaging instruction in an inclusive and supportive learning community.
  • Each student learns through innovative teaching within a warm and caring community. Norfolk Collegiate teachers are devoted not only to their students, but also to student-engaged instruction.
  • Balancing college-preparatory curricula with innovative techniques distinguishes our school from others.
  • Blending group projects, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, 1:1 technology, small classes and challenging courses gives our students the experiences, motivation and tools to succeed.
  • At the lower school, students find an atmosphere where learning is irresistible and curiosity is encouraged.
  • During these formative years, the foundations for lifelong learning are established.
  • When students enter our middle school program, they are taught to meet life's challenges with an engaging and innovative curriculum, utilizing creative problem solving.
  • With more than 20 Advanced Placement courses and our signature AP Capstone Program, the upper school prepares our students for the academic rigors of college and beyond.
  • The pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade program does far more than challenge students academically.
  • The school guides and encourages young people to build on their own strengths to meet the challenges of the classroom and to develop attitudes and habits that bring success in school, in college and throughout their lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AdvancED
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1948

Student Body

Total Students701 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeNorfolk Collegiate School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $11,700 for pre-k to $20,800 for upper school. Financial grants are available for need-based families.
Admissions DirectorMary Peccie
Admissions AssociateDr. John Bain

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
ALS Club, Alzheimer's Awareness Club, Art Club, Bake Club, Carolton Oaks Society, Dev Team (Coding & Development), Forensics Club, Future Military Leaders Club, Green Team (Science Club), Horizons Club, Inclusion Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Oak Leaf (Newspaper), Operation Smile Club, POCA Club, Quiz Bowl, Safety Patrol, Save the Bees Club, Spanish Club, Student Council Association, Student Government Association, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Orff Ensemble, Piano, strings

School Notes

  • The mission of Norfolk Collegiate School is to develop critical thinkers, doers and explorers through innovative, engaging instruction in an inclusive and supportive learning community. The school provides a high quality, college preparatory education designed for above average and average ability students. Academic growth takes place in an atmosphere of warmth and concern for each student. Independent and critical thinking as well as a desire for lifelong learning are essential to the academic development of each student. Students will demonstrate a personal commitment to moral excellence, including responsibility, integrity, respect and fairness toward others, and honesty in both academic and personal lives.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
The way you want school to be!!!!!! Happy empowered teachers challenging kids in a variety of learning environments. Small classes (20 or less THRU high school). Children gives choices in assignments to fit their learning style. PE everyday. Awesome healthy lunches. Great resource and elective classes. Nurturing environment where teachers are accessible and stay in touch. Can't say enough great things. The school keeps getting better and better.
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5  5/17/2016
My son is in 6th grade at Norfolk Collegiate and my husband and I are so pleased. The transition from elementary school to middle school has been so smooth. The teachers are great! They''re really teaching him to think critically and take responsibility for his own work and time management. We love the school sports program and it's so great that they include 6th graders. I really enjoy getting to know the other parents. They''re such a great support network
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5  7/24/2015
Tremendous school, teachers and administration with a rich and diverse range of courses and extra curricular offerings. A nationally competitive sailing program complements competitive programs in basketball, soccer, tennis and other traditional sports. State of the art theater and music options shine in the new fine arts center! Great nurturing environment, tremendous value. Go Oaks!
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5  1/17/2015
All of my children have been at Norfolk Collegiate since kindergarten and what a wonderful experience it has been! Throughout the lower, middle, and upper school, NC offers a caring & supportive environment while providing top notch, challenging, and innovative academics. The teachers are able to give individual attention because of the small classes. The sports program is very competitive and the new arts center is amazing. My oldest is now in college at UVA, and we cannot say enough about how well prepared he is because of his years at NC.
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5  12/27/2014
Our son started at Norfolk Collegiate in second grade and is currently a Freshman. The experiences that we have had through the lower, middle and on the high school have be wonderful. The environment of NC to help students grow and develop into the best person they can be. The tools that NC uses in the classroom, through the arts department and on the sports field produce a well rounded, responsible young adult. The teachers are caring and available to students and parents.
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