Coach’s Corner: May Wrap Up

We are pleased to announce that many Norfolk Academy student-athletes in the Class of 2014 have committed to participate in varsity sports in college.  Much sacrifice and hard work has brought  great success to these Bulldogs.  Now we look forward

College Fair DOs and DON’Ts

I really like scavenger hunts.  The clues, the energy, the teamwork, even the jetting around in search of an item on a list while the rest of the world hums along in relative normalcy.  The incongruence of a well-planned scavenger

Decisions, Decisions: The Run to April 1

This Friday will mark the start of several weeks during which seniors will receive lots of admission decision news.  In the same way applicants spend a painstakingly significant amount of time crafting essays and revising extracurricular activity lists, admission professionals

The New SAT

If one can count on nothing else, one can count on change.  That has certainly held  true for standardized testing over the decades as many in academia will recall the recentering of scores in 1995, the rebranding of the “verbal” section as “critical

Coach’s Corner: Top 12 Pitfalls of the Recruiting Process

Norfolk Academy is blessed with a tradition of excellence both in the classroom and on the field.  While all of our graduates continue their academic careers in college, many have continued their athletic careers at the collegiate level as well. 

Financial Aid Nuts & Bolts

Financial aid exists in two forms: need-based aid and merit-based aid.  They function very differently. You can determine an estimate of your eligibility for need-based aid by going to a college’s website and putting your tax information into a Net Price Calculator.

New Beginnings

I always used to love the March and April weeks during which the colleges I worked for were inundated by high school juniors and their families spending their spring breaks attending information sessions, tours, interviews and class visits.  Fresh enthusiastic

The Journey & The Destination

Every November and December the holiday season arrives at fever pitch.  Parties and baking, dance recitals, choral concerts, service initiatives, holiday open houses, fall athletic season championships and the conclusion of another academic term.  Loved ones arrive from near and far, holiday cards are sent and