Military Families

Located just six miles from the Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Collegiate has served military families since 1948. An independent school is an ideal environment for children whose parents serve our country. Whether you are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, your child will be a known and welcomed member of our family, even if your family is stationed here for a short period of time.

Additional unique aspects of Norfolk Collegiate that allow us to serve military families:

  • 12 month, full day pre-kindergarten program to include before and after care (please note that financial aid is not available for our pre-kindergarten program)
  • On-site before and after school care, extracurricular activities and summer programs
  • 15 minutes from Norfolk Naval Base
  • 15 minutes from Portsmouth Naval Base
  • 20 minutes from JEB Little Creek
  • 30 minutes from NAS Oceana
  • Bus service available
  • Active member of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
  • Our lower school is a proud recipient of the Purple Star Designation from the Virginia Department of Education (honor recognizes military-friendly schools demonstrating a commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military).
  • Leadership and character education programs built into our curriculum
  • Lower, middle and upper school guidance counselors available to offer support during work-ups and deployments


Military Child Tuition Benefit program

Norfolk Collegiate is proud to honor our military with a one-time, 10 percent discounted tuition rate to all newly enrolled active-duty military families who enroll for the 2020-21 school year for Kindergarten through Grade 12. For more information on how you can take advantage of this benefit, please contact our admissions team at 757.480.1495

Norfolk Collegiate has a robust financial assistance/grant program that makes attending an independent school an affordable option for families (please note financial aid is not available for our pre-kindergarten program).


Preparing for Your Arrival

As soon as you have received verbal orders, contact us to start the application process. Learn more about the application process for pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 and the process for grades 6-12

We understand that every military transfer is unique and our admissions team will work with your family to provide individualized assistance along the way. If you are unable to come to our campus, live or virtual tours can be arranged, and admission testing may be done remotely.


Settling into Your New School Home

Our experienced faculty and staff apply knowledge related to the unique needs of military families and are dedicated to creating conditions for a smooth transition for students and family members. In addition, parents and guardians are assigned to a Parent Ambassador who is ready to welcome parents and guardians into our community with information about the local area and school events.

Contact our admissions team at 757.480.1495 to learn more about how Norfolk Collegiate can support your family.