Mission and Vision
Incorporated in 1854, Norwich Free Academy has always operated as a privately endowed secondary school governed by its appointed board of trustees.
The campus-like atmosphere, with its unique architectural spaces, accommodates the community and helps develop creativity and exploration for students. Our independent status safeguards traditions and fosters innovative responses to the needs of our students.
Our rich history, distinctive traditions and independence encourage generous financial support and active participation from trustees and alumni.
Our large, culturally diverse population supports rich, broad course offerings, outstanding athletic programs and numerous clubs and activities -- all designed to develop the intellect, engage and employ the interest and instill a passion for learning. Our students become productive and responsible adults.
Norwich Free Academy draws strength from independence and balances commitment to excellence with care for each student.
Learn Freely, Connect Globally
From his 1856 address at the Academy's dedication ceremony, NFA has adhered to the philosophy of its founder, Rev. John P. Gulliver.