Words Count

We all know that numbers count.  Your grade point average and your standardized test scores will open doors at colleges where you fit based on the numbers that you earn.  As an English teacher, though, I am partial to words,

Stepping Off On the Right Foot

Juniors, if you haven’t already begun to think about the college search, it will here before you know it.  We’re excited about it, are you?  This January the College Counseling team will host individual meetings with you and your parents

Heading Out On the Wallawatchee

Maurice Sendak’s Pierre, Shel Siverstein’s The Giving Tree, Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go; there are a lot of important messages to be learned from children’s books.  So many of them focus on advice to youngsters relevant to the

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.