Norwich Free Academy

Norwich, Connecticut, USA

High School USA
  • Co-ed


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  • Located centrally between New York and Massachussets.
  • 2 Hours from Boston, MA and 2 Hours from New York City.

Why students ♥ Norwich Free Academy

At Norwich Free Academy, we empower our students to be fearlessly independent. Here, they have the freedom to explore their passions from the arts, sciences and humanities to hospitality, manufacturing and much more. Our robust selection of core and elective courses is unmatched by any public school in the region, giving students endless opportunities to explore new horizons.


AP Courses
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chinese Language
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 3-D
  • Studio Art
  • Environmental Science
  • Spanish Language
  • Intro to Environmental Science

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Sign Language



Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, American Football, Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Swimming, Jazz Dance Team, Volleyball, Basketball, Indoor Track, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hip Hop Dance, Wrestling, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Hockey.


Clubs & Organizations


We offer over 75 Clubs for students to choose from. Student Advisory Board, Project Outreach, Young Voters Society,  Asian Culture, Beatles Club, Cape Verdean Student Group, French Club, Debate Team, Italian Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Fishing, Equestrian, Bowling, Ice Skating, Martial Arts, Mountain Bike Club, Skateboard Club, Aquarium, Math Club, Computer Club, Science and Environmental.


College Acceptance


Boston University, Drexel, NYU, Old Dominion University, Bryant University, San Diego State, Penn State, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, University of Massachussets, George Mason, Tufts, University of Maine, University of Connecticut, New York University, Northeastern University, University of Louisville, Boston College, University of Tampa, Full Sail University, Dean College, Hawaii Pacific University, Johnson and Wales University.


International students at NFA live with local host families. By participating in a Homestay Program, your child will absorb American culture and become involved in a family’s life. A student’s English dramatically improves through daily interactions with members of a caring host family. Many of the Host families are teachers or staff of the Academy.

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.