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 3 through Grade 12 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 589 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Norfolk Collegiate School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
589 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Norfolk Collegiate School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $15,200 for Pre-K3 & 4 to $25,100 for upper school. Financial assistance is available for need-based families (exceptions include Pre-K3 & 4) in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid.
Admissions Associate
Brian Owens



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
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 for students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 12. 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Norfolk Collegiate School often compared to?
Norfolk Collegiate Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Norfolk Academy by visitors of our site.
What sports does Norfolk Collegiate School offer?
Norfolk Collegiate School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Norfolk Collegiate School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.
What is Norfolk Collegiate School's ranking?
Norfolk Collegiate School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Norfolk Collegiate School?
The application deadline for Norfolk Collegiate School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Norfolk Collegiate School located?
Norfolk Collegiate School is located in the Suburban Acres neighborhood of Norfolk, VA. There are 1 other private schools located in Suburban Acres.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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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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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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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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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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 589 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk, VA is $9,740 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk, VA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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