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There is so much happening at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy!   Exciting projects, students awards, feats on the athletic field, outreach to hundreds of Philadelphians in need….It is hard to select the most exciting, most newsworthy story.   This sampling of online news stories and events offers a flavor of the good work done at NFA every day.

NFA Online News Stories:

December 2017

NFA Christmas Concert



2017 Holiday Parade features 25 marching units



2017 Holiday Parade features 25 marching units




November 2017

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy collects food for pantries




Two champioship teams for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s fall athletic season



Two champioship teams for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s fall athletic season




October 2017

Norwood soccer wins regular season title




Norwood field hockey climbs to 4-1 in GCAL




July 2017

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy celebrates championship year






June 2017

In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy



May 2017

Norwood-Fontbonne Students Earn Medals on National Spanish Exam




Norwood Stickmen Engage BACS in rematch




Norwood Softball Overpowers Friends Central




Norwood-Fontbonne firepower too much for Tigers




April 2017

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy receives Green Community Projects grant



March 2017

News Literacy Project: Teaching students to tell the true from the fake





Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Hosts Mad-Hatter’s Ball






Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Crowns Spelling Bee Champion




Norwood Basketball Completes Undefeated Season




February 2017

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students learn about ‘treecycling’




Norwood-Fontbonne Academy celebrates legacy week




January 2017

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students named Johns Hopkins Scholars



Norwood-Fontbonne Academy holds prayer service commemorating Martin Luther King





Finalists set for Norwood Snowball Tournament





Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students participate in Hour of Code




December 2016

NFA wins grant for sustainability




November 2016

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students provide Thanksgiving feasts




Norwood football, soccer are league champs



Norwood football, soccer are league champs




October 2016

Norwood sticksters fare well on PC turf 




Norwood-Fontbonne Academy marks Day of Peace





September 2016

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy garden to share harvest with community





NFA $2500 grant from Chestnut Hill Community Fund




May 2016

Norwood Softball holds off visiting Irish




April 2016


Norwood-Fontbonne Academy hosts first annual art gala





Norwood-Fontbonne Academy eighth graders host festival




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Bear Print April Fools 2016 Issue




March 2016


Paris-themed fundraiser for Norwood-Fontbonne – Chestnut Hill Local




February 2016

NFA Students: Spelling their way to excellence – Chestnut Hill Local




January 2016

Norwood boys edged by Rosemont in CAL – Chestnut Hill Local




St. Phillip teams sweep Norwood tourney titles – Chestnut Hill Local




December 2015

The Bear Print - Christmas Edition - 2015

Bear Print Christmas 2015 Issue 




November 2015

 Students provide Thanksgiving feasts to ‘Dear Neighbors’- Chestnut Hill Local




October 2015

Bear Print Vol II, Issue 1 Back to School

Bear Print Back to School 2015 Issue 





Norwood Football Rolls 4-0 Record – Chestnut Hill Local




WEB-Norwood-HockeyNorwood, Sacred Heart Sticklers in Stalemate – Chestnut Hill Local




September 2015

REL_NFA-300x287Teachable Moment Becomes Less at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy – Chestnut Hill Local




June 2015

One of Philadelphia’s Oldest Montessori Schools Celebrates 45th Anniversary- Chestnut Hill Local

May 2015
Bear Print Summer 2015 Issue
Norwood Softball Battles Back Against Irish- Chestnut Hill Local

March 2015
International Montessorians Visit NFA- Chestnut Hill Local
NFA Drama Club Presents “Little Mermaid”– Chestnut Hill Local

February 2015
Norwood-Fontbonne Honors Staff at Blue Ribbon Gala- Chestnut Hill Local
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Eighth Graders Participate in Legal Workshop- Chestnut Hill Local
The Montessori School Scene- MetroKids

January 2015
Snowball Tournament- Chestnut Hill Local

December 2014
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Joins Worldwide Movement for Computer Coding- Chestnut Hill Local
NFA Students Create Christmas Radio Broadcasts– Chestnut Hill Local

November 2014

Norwood Sticksters Made Strides During Season- Chestnut Hill Local

October 2014
NFA and Mount Named National Blue Ribbon Schools- Chestnut Hill Local
City Council honors Hill Freedman, Norwood-Fontbonne for ‘Blue Ribbon’ Achievement- Newsworks.org

September 2014
5 Area Schools Win Prestigious National Blue Ribbon- Philly.com

August 2014

Local Spanish Teacher Aids City’s Immigrants- Chestnut Hill Local
Citizen of the Week: Elizabeth Wood– Montgomery Media

June 2014

NFA Holds 93rd Commencement- Chestnut Hill Local
NFA Presents Special Athletic Awards- Chestnut Hill Local

May 2014

NFA Starts Full-Day Program for 3 & 4 Year Olds- Chestnut Hill Local
Moving Up To The Big Table- Chestnut Hill Local
English Language Arts Curriculum Comes to Life- Whitemarsh Township Enterprise
NFA and GFS Meet in Softball SessionChestnut Hill Local

April 2014
Catholic Values Practiced at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy- Chestnut Hill Local
Norwood Offers Tips for Children and Social Media- Chestnut Hill Local

March 2014

Norwood-Fontbonne Welcomes Archbishop Ryan Academy Friends- Chestnut Hill Local
Teddy Bear Picnic
Norwood Recognizes Its Top Athletes- Chestnut Hill Local
The 1920’s roared at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s Razzmatazz Auction and Gala– Chestnut Hill Local

January 2014

Ancillae Takes Two Titles at Norwood Tournament- Chestnut Hill Local
NFA Students Make Mummies– Chestnut Hill Local

December 2013

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Joins Relief Efforts for Typhoon Victims- Chestnut Hill Local
Annual Christmas Concert Showcases Norwood’s Signature Music Curriculum- Chestnut Hill Local
Teens Learn Social Graces at NFA’s “Christmas Tea”- Chestnut Hill Local
SLIDESHOW: Hill Holiday Parade Returns to Spread Cheer- Chestnut Hill Local

November 2013

Chestnut Hill Local: Slideshow: Kids Edition- Chestnut Hill Local
Woodmere Art Museum Hosts Slew of Holiday Events- Chestnut Hill Local

October 2013

Norwood Hockey Overcomes Gwynedd, 2-0- Chestnut Hill Local
Your Guide to Harry Potter Weekend- Chestnut Hill Local

September 2013

Jenks and Norwood-Fontbonne Focus on Tech- Chestnut Hill Local

August 2013

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Begins 93rd Year with Mass- Chestnut Hill Local
Making Right Choices at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy- SSJ Magazine

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