Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a Catholic, independent academy for preschool - eighth grade students in historic Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
At Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic, independent academy for preschool - eighth grade students in historic Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, children from a diverse and inclusive community of families come together for an independent school experience like no other.
Inspired by the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph that "all may be one," NFA students cultivate unity with God, their "dear neighbor," the school, and each other.
NFA empowers students through a self-directed approach to learning that permeates our classrooms. Students own their education and explore their potential as they're challenged to shape a more compassionate and socially responsible society. By actively engaging in stimulating academic pursuits, extensive co-curricular offerings, and immerservice service opportunities, our students grow into independent learners and confident leaders.
NFA offers a Montessori academic path and a Primary academic path for students age 3 - 3rd grade. The two paths seamlessly merge in fourth grade.
"The education at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is OUTSTANDING! The children come home engaged and excited and ready to learn the next day. We are so thrilled that we made this decision to send our children to NFA." - Current Parent
Norwood-Fontbonne Student is one who…
- enjoys learning,
- treasures self, others, and the earth,
- lives Gospel values, and
- makes reflective choices as a self-directed person.
Throughout the school year, NFA’s Admissions Team hosts a number of Open Houses and Montessori Mornings. Open Houses give parents the chance to see the whole campus and connect with faculty and parent ambassadors while Montessori Mornings are solely focused on NFA’s Montessori Programs.
- Saturday, November 12 - 10am (Open House)
- Tuesday, December 6 - 9am (Open House)
- Thursday, January 19 - 9am (Open House)
- Wednesday, February 8 - 9am (Montessori Morning)
- Thursday, February 16 - 9am (Open House)
- Wednesday, March 15 - 9am (Open House)
- Tuesday, April 25 - 9am (Open House)