There are at least 38,531 reasons to become a Wildcat. Why NFA? Because where else do you get all of this?
Tradition meets innovation.
NFA has been educating students for over a century - over 38,500 students to be exact. Some things haven’t changed: what it means to be a Wildcat, the way the cherry trees look when they bloom and the dedication of the teachers and staff to provide the best possible education for every student. In other ways, NFA has risen to the challenge of maintaining stability while embracing change. NFA is currently in the process of an accessibility project that will connect four historic buildings on campus and make all of them handicap accessible. For over 150 years, NFA's greatest tradition has been innovation.
We are all members of a global community.
And that community starts right here at NFA. Students and faculty hail from 29 countries and speak over 25 languages. Diversity isn’t something that students just learn about – it’s something that we live every day.
Wildcats are driven to leave their mark on the world.
Graduates of NFA attend college, enter the armed forces, become entrepreneurs and start careers. They are teachers, community leaders and inspirations. The education that students get at NFA builds the foundation necessary to go out into the world and make a difference.Read more stories of what Wildcats are doing…
Opportunity and Choice.
NFA has over 250 courses from which to choose - from Advanced Drawing and Classical Mythology to Woodworking and Integrated Zoology; students are empowered to select their courses and build plans for their future. With more Advanced Placement courses available than any other high school in Connecticut, NFA prepares you for your future. You can learn how to manage a restaurant by actually producing meals at the Brickview Inn or learn how to save lives training to be an EMT.
Because the best way to learn is to experience.
NFA is one of only two secondary schools that is home to an art museum. Slater Memorial Museum was established to provide a means of experiential learning for NFA students. We forge a real connection between learning about art and experiencing art by incorporating visits to Slater into the curriculum.
Why choose NFA?Because we want to know what you are capable of, don’t you? And because you’ve been looking for a place where you belong. You don’t have to look any further - you belong here.