38 Visual & Performing Arts

Founded in 1890, the Norwich Art School has spearheaded an arts education focus unparalleled in the area.  The visual and performing arts are part of NFA’s history and have played an active, central role in the Academy’s evolution.

The presence of Slater Memorial Museum on campus offers students first-hand experience of centuries of fine art and design, history, and culture unavailable elsewhere on a high school campus. 

NFA’s arts community is wide and diverse. With 38 courses in the visual and performing arts – dance, theater, fine arts, design, photography, art history, animation, and choral and instrumental music, and more, beginners or accomplished performers, artists, or musicians, will find opportunities to participate and grow in skill and experience at all levels.

Choose to follow a fine arts curriculum; assemble a portfolio for entrance into some of the finest art schools in the country. 

At NFA, arts education crosses academic and social boundaries, uniting students with varying backgrounds, interests, and experience.  Arts education fosters greater understanding and enjoyment in other areas of school and life.

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Since 1856, Norwich Free Academy has adhered to the philosophy of its founder to "return to our hamlets and our homes its priceless freight of youthful minds, enriched by learning, developed by a liberal culture, refined by study of all that is beautiful in nature and art, and prepared for the highest usefulness and the purest happiness"

Founder, John P. Gulliver,
NFA Dedication Ceremony (1856)

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