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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment428
  • PrincipalDr. Ryan Killeen
  • Phone Number215-247-3811
  • SEPTA RoutesRR (Chestnut Hill East and West)
  • Address 8891 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • NeighborhoodChestnut Hill
  • Fax215-247-8405
  • Tuition$10,995-$13,445
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Mission

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a Catholic independent academy for preschool to eighth grade students. Committed to a strong academic program, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy offers both Montessori and creative...

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a Catholic independent academy for preschool to eighth grade students. Committed to a strong academic program, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy offers both Montessori and creative interactive education enriched by service learning, outreach, STEM, and co-curricular experiences. Within a faith-filled community, students are challenged to become self-directed persons who live gospel values, enjoy learning, make reflective choices, and treasure themselves, others, and the Earth.

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Points of Pride

1. National Blue Ribbon School 2. Dual-Path program (Montessori or Primary) for ages 3 to grade 3. The two paths merge into the challenging, active learning experiences of grades 4 to 8. 3. Only one of six Montessori-accredited schools in the...

1. National Blue Ribbon School 2. Dual-Path program (Montessori or Primary) for ages 3 to grade 3. The two paths merge into the challenging, active learning experiences of grades 4 to 8. 3. Only one of six Montessori-accredited schools in the state of Pennsylvania; 48 years of Montessori education. 4. Students matriculate to the area’s most selective Catholic and independent high schools. Class of 2018 received 30 scholarships to multiple prestigious high schools. 5. Catholic values 6. Service Learning at all grade levels 7. Co-curricular offerings (60+) annually that span all ages 8. Unique learning spaces tailored to the needs of different age groups

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Admissions Policy

All applicants complete an Admissions Application Form and return this via mail or in person to NFA with a $110 application fee. Placement into our program is an important element of the admissions process. Whether you are considering our Montessori...

All applicants complete an Admissions Application Form and return this via mail or in person to NFA with a $110 application fee. Placement into our program is an important element of the admissions process. Whether you are considering our Montessori program, our Primary program, our Intermediate program (Grades 4-6), or our Middle School program (grades 7 & 8), the NFA admissions process is a collaborative discussion between parents (or guardians) and representatives from the school. All applicants participate in an on-campus assessment and visit to the Academy. The evaluation of input from parents, previous educators, the child's visit allows the NFA Admissions team to determine acceptance and the appropriate placement of each applicant.

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Safety & Culture

NFA provides all the advantages of a large independent school in a small, nurturing community. NFA's diverse student and parent community shares an appreciation for and commitment to service to others and making reflective decision-making.

NFA provides all the advantages of a large independent school in a small, nurturing community. NFA's diverse student and parent community shares an appreciation for and commitment to service to others and making reflective decision-making.

Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools and American Montessori Society

Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools and American Montessori Society

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 15.9%
White 72.1%
Asian 3.9%
Other 8.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 48.5%
Male Students 51.5%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
52
Kindergarten Students
48
1st Grade Students
39
2nd Grade Students
45
3rd Grade Students
36
4th Grade Students
33
5th Grade Students
44
6th Grade Students
48
7th Grade Students
40
8th Grade Students
43
Total Students
428

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Field Hockey,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

60+ Co-curricular Offerings Other clubs: Ceramics, Cheerleading Club, Community Service Corps, Drama Club (7th & 8th Grade), Dramakinetics ( Grades 1-3), Dramakonnections (Grades 4-6), Kitchen Wizards Culinary Program, Write Brain, Oratory, Dance...

60+ Co-curricular Offerings Other clubs: Ceramics, Cheerleading Club, Community Service Corps, Drama Club (7th & 8th Grade), Dramakinetics ( Grades 1-3), Dramakonnections (Grades 4-6), Kitchen Wizards Culinary Program, Write Brain, Oratory, Dance Club, Robotics, Running Club, Yoga Club, Young Rembrandts, Matt Paul Sports - flag football, basketball, baseball, softball, and lacrosse, Soccer Shots, etc.

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Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s Parents Association (NFAPA) is an active and energetic organization for parents of NFA students. This all-volunteer group sponsors dozens of events and activities to foster a cooperative and cohesive spirit among members...

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s Parents Association (NFAPA) is an active and energetic organization for parents of NFA students. This all-volunteer group sponsors dozens of events and activities to foster a cooperative and cohesive spirit among members of the Norwood-Fontbonne community. Designed to bring NFA families together, these events and activities enhance the children’s experience at NFA, serve others and raise funds for the Academy.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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