Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, Webster’s dictionary defines thankful as follows: Conscious of benefit received, expressive of thanks, well pleased I acknowledge that this isn’t the most creative way to begin, but when faced with how to discuss being thankful, I found myself experiencing writer’s block. This seemed like a useful convention to kick things off. Each year as [...]
There is a football dynasty blooming in Chestnut Hill. At Norwood-Fontbonne Academy on Germantown Avenue the varsity team just won the school’s fourth Catholic Academic League championship in the last six years. During that span, the Norwood Bears have a remarkable 37-2-2 record...
Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, Today marks a special day for all of us in the NFA family. On this day, October 15th, we mark the 368th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph in LePuy France. On that day six brave women left behind all that was familiar and safe to live lives of [...]
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy recently welcomed its newest Spanish teacher for 3-year-olds through fifth grade, Taylor Stabler, to expand on the curriculum with a focus on immersion. Stabler graduated from Norwood in 2006. Stabler is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese with a double degree in Spanish and Anthropology. She also holds a...
Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Families, As we turn the calendar page, we welcome the start of October. Technically, I only use an electronic calendar, but you get where I’m going here. October says to me warm apple cider, hayrides, and hikes under a canopy of fall foliage. From my perch up here in the Big House, I have [...]
Poor weather and field conditions disrupted Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s soccer schedule in the early weeks of the 2018 season, but the Bears are now making up for lost time. Norwood climbed to a 2-0 mark in the co-ed Catholic Academies League with a 4-0 victory over visiting Nazareth Academy last Thursday at the Water Tower Recreation [...]
Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Families, One of the things that has struck me over these past three months at NFA has been the very deep and genuine sense of community. Community is built and developed at many different levels. September is always important as it allows classes to create their own identity and sense of community. At NFA [...]
Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, A common thread that appears so often in my conversations with parents is the fast pace of life. Even with a concerted effort, we all suffer the effects of over scheduling, especially our children. Sometimes it truly is the simple things that make the biggest difference. One such example is the family meal. [...]
Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Families, As we enter the second week of school, autumn weather has finally arrived. This week we begin our Back to School Nights. On Tuesday, September 11, Pre-primary, K, and Montessori preschool will gather and on Thursday, September 13, JLM and Grades 1-3 will gather. Both evenings will begin at 7:00 PM with a [...]