Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

We develop critical thinkers, doers and explorers through innovative, engaging instruction in an inclusive and supportive learning community.

Our Vision

Innovative learning for a changing world

Our Philosophy

We equip students to chart their unique paths to success by providing an educational experience based on the following principles:
  • An excellent, broad-based educational foundation that allows students to discover their passions and become well-rounded individuals
  • A supportive, warm and caring environment that encourages students to view pursuits as learning experiences and expand personal horizons
  • A close partnership between the student, faculty and parents that results in optimal student outcomes
  • A strong value system that grounds student decision-making in honor, integrity and social responsibility
  • Engaging all members of our community in fostering student success results in innovation and excellence
These principles guide our portrait of a graduate and our approach to implementing our mission.

Portrait of a Graduate

Student outcomes are the foundation of our instructional program. At Norfolk Collegiate, our goal is to create well-rounded, independent thinkers who will thrive in their local and global communities. We achieve this through our portrait of a graduate philosophy.
  • Our graduates have the academic tools, passion for learning and flexibility to thrive wherever life takes them and wherever they choose to go.
  • Our graduates are self-motivated and inquisitive, recognizing that knowledge and wisdom are lifelong pursuits.
  • Our graduates are confident, independent thinkers who pursue new endeavors to learn from successes and challenges alike.
  • Our graduates have developed an individual moral compass—rooted in integrity, responsibility and respect—that guides them to the right course of action.
  • Our graduates have a sense of compassion that motivates them to both participate and lead in their local and global communities.

Middle/Upper School Campus

Lower School Campus