By The Numbers
Courses: Over 225 with 17 Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings, 25 UConn and ECSU Dual Enrollment classes
World Languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish
Athletic Teams: Over 70 interscholastic Varsity, Junior Varsity and freshmen teams
Average Classroom Size: 22
School Colors: Red and White
Languages spoken by students and faculty: More than 33
Countries represented by students: Almost 30
78% of NFA graduates enroll immediately in college. The classes of 2011-16 are headed for Albertus Magnus College, Babson College, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryant College, Central Connecticut State University, Clemson University, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Culinary Institute of America, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC, Fairfield University, George Mason University, Ithaca, Johnson & Wales University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern Univerity, Norwhwestern University, Pratt Institute, Rutgers, Skidmore College, Smith College, Southern Connecticut State University, Syracuse University, Temple University, Three Rivers Community College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, University of Notre Dame, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Vassar, Villanova, Wake Forest University, Wesylan University, and many more.
Over 38,000 Wildcats have graduated in the 150 year history of NFA including notable alumni like New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb, Oakland Raiders defensive end Matt Shaughnessey #77, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. and Edwin H. Land – scientist, inventor, and co-founder of Polaroid and many, many more.
NFA is one of two high schools in the country serving secondary students with a full-time, professionally staffed, nationally respected art museum on campus.
2017 Norwich Free Academy Profile (printable version)