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Norwood Soccer knocks off Nazareth 4-0

By | 2018-09-25T14:54:06+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Student Life|

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 [...]


By | 2018-09-25T15:11:03+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: From the President|

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 [...]

Family Meal

By | 2018-09-17T17:51:23+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: From the President|

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. [...]

Back To School Night

By | 2018-09-10T18:47:35+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: From the President|

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 [...]

Back to school

By | 2018-09-05T03:15:44+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Categories: From the President|

Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, With the passing of Labor Day weekend, we mark the unofficial end of summer. While the temperatures remain very warm, the first falling leaves betray the start of Autumn. Just as no two children are alike, neither are any two first days of school. You and your child may approach the first [...]

Staff Member Brings STEM Summer Camp Experience to NFA

By | 2018-09-06T00:11:17+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: Academic Life|

Fourth thru seventh grade STEM teacher, Ally Monteiro attended a STEM EDU camp at the Corbet Experience Center in Norristown over the summer.  Ally spent the week in dynamic breakout sessions and design challenges to enhance NFA’s Signature Stem curriculum.  “I loved this experience because it was so hands on,” stated Monteiro.  “I’m going to bring [...]

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy holds 97th Commencement

By | 2018-09-05T02:03:14+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: Student Life|

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s 97th Commencement was held on the evening of June 4. Following a special liturgy, 42 eighth graders, accompanied by their parents, were presented diplomas during the graduation exercises. In addition to the awarding of diplomas, select graduates were recognized for highest academic honors, special memorial awards, and high school scholarship awards. Photo: NFA Class [...]

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students demonstrate excellence in National Spanish Exam

By | 2018-09-04T14:43:40+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Academic Life|

Twenty-four Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students were named prize winners in the recent 2018 National Spanish Examination, an online standardized assessment tool measuring proficiency and achievement of students studying Spanish as a second language.    All twenty-four students placed with 4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze, and 12 honorable mention medals for NFA. This mark of distinction was extraordinary [...]

Service Learning Experience with Community Partners

By | 2018-09-04T14:48:07+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Student Life|

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy eighth graders participated in a special day of service with “dear neighbors” at the Morris Arboretum.  The Arboretum plans to create three new “Nature Play” spaces for younger visitors using natural items rather than actual toys. The NFA students prepped this area by clearing the spaces and moving bamboo fences to make room for [...]