Collegiate Difference

Dear Prospective Parent,

Welcome! Our family joined Norfolk Collegiate in the fall of 2015 when our son entered Kindergarten. Since that time, we have been very happy with how the school teaches “to every child,” and challenges our son through value-driven academics and a project-based learning program that also will prepare him for the highest levels of education.  
In addition to academics, we have participated in a variety of extracurricular activities–from sports clinics to music and art classes, to chess classes. There is surely a program that would provide your child with an opportunity to learn, to participate or to compete in an area that interests your child.
I encourage you to see for yourself by perusing our website, inquiring for more information or scheduling your personal tour! Get to know us and join the Norfolk Collegiate family!

Trina Stewart | Parent

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  • Photo of Stacy Nixon

    Ms. Stacy Nixon 

    Assistant Head for Advancement
  • Photo of Brian Owens

    Mr. Brian Owens 

    Associate Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Alicia Schlarb

    Mrs. Alicia Schlarb 

    Enrollment Coordinator

What Makes Collegiate Different?

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  • Small Class Sizes

    We are proud of our 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
  • Expert Faculty & Staff

    55% of our faculty, staff and administrators have master's degrees.
  • Engaging Student Life

    Student-life opportunities are student-led and student-driven.
  • Signature Programs

    Our signature programs provide students an advantage as they prepare for life, college and beyond.

Lower School

Our mission to create critical thinkers, doers and explorers begins in our pre-K classrooms and continues into our middle and upper schools. Our lower school (pre-K3 through Grade 5) offers the perfect blend of comfort and challenge.

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  • Relationships are at the Heart of Norfolk Collegiate

    Children learn through the pure act of playing. At Norfolk Collegiate's lower school, our students also learn through tinkering, analyzing, exploring, debating and reimagining equations, concepts and their learning. It’s critically important that 21st century education has 22nd century planning by teaching students to think critically, creatively and collaboratively. At Collegiate, our students exhibit this daily in the classroom, on the playground and more.
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  • What to Look for in a Preschool Program

    How do you know if a preschool is right for your child? Being a mother and an educator, I get asked all the time how I know if a school is right for my child, especially when looking at a pre-Kindergarten program. Early childhood expert Dr. Catherine Thomson '94 has helps ease the process with 9 things to consider when looking for a preschool program.
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  • Is There a Difference Between pre-K3 and pre-K4 Programs?

    Early childhood education is often thought of as the means of preparing children for kindergarten and the school years beyond, but it’s so much more. At Norfolk Collegiate, our pre-Kindergartens are tailored to foster the development of the whole child and lay the groundwork for lifelong success. While the day’s schedule may look similar between the classes, the content is quite different.
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Middle School

We make sure the only thing middling about middle school—Grades 6-8—is the name. Early adolescence is a time of intense discovery, and young people are acutely attuned to their individuality, emotions and community. This range of intellectual, physical and social differences among middle school students is why our faculty is student-focused and committed to personalizing instruction and building relationships.

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Upper School

The culminating years of a Norfolk Collegiate education are distinct in many ways. We prompt students' awareness of the opportunities available to them through activities fostering social responsibility, leadership, service and philanthropy. Our commitment to knowing and guiding each student to success is evident in our advisory system and college counseling program, and the depth of connections made between teachers and students in and out of the classroom. On an academic level, we continue to challenge them to think globally, to question strategically, to work collaboratively and to grow in a multitude of directions.

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  • We Understand Adolescent Development

    Adolescence is a complicated, exciting, challenging and energizing time in our students’ lives. As wonderful as it is to see them growing into the adults they will become, trying to determine how much structure to give versus how much leeway to give is not an easy balance to strike. And the trickiest part is that balance is different for each child. However, our faculty are experts not only in their academic discipline but also in understanding adolescent development. Our counseling team also supports our students in their social-emotional growth.
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College Counseling

Our robust College Counseling program helps students and their parents navigate the journey to higher education. Finding a college that is the “right fit” is a gradual and incremental process that all students and their families should move through at a reasonable pace. Understanding college admissions requires a substantial investment from the student with assistance from his or her family. Students need to be comfortable with taking ownership of the process and advocating out of their own self-interests to find their happy home during college. At Collegiate, our College Counseling office assists students and their families every step of the way.

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Middle/Upper School Campus

Lower School Campus