International Program

Norwich Free Academy, founded in 1854, is a privately endowed, independently governed school,  located on a beautifully landscaped 38 acre, nine-building campus, nestled like a small New England College on the east side of the city of Norwich, CT.
Map of the United States showing NFA's location
The campus includes an auditorium, cafeteria, classroom buildings, a full-time professional museum open to the public, 2 gymnasiums with cardio and work out facilities and athletic fields, a library, science & information center, laboratories and many other areas and spaces for students to meet, learn and study.
There are no dormitories; students experience the full benefits of international study from a home-stay experience.

Today's NFA student body is diverse.

Students represent more than 33 different primary languages spoken at home as well as 272 students (11.6%) born outside of the United States, representing about 30 different countries. The student population is 1.5% American Indian, 7.8% Asian, 16.6%, Black, 53.8% Caucasian, 15.6% Hispanic, .6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and 4.2% other.

Our enrollment is 2,245 Students in grades 9-12. We currently enroll between about 55 international students.  
International students account for 3% of our diverse population.

Join a long tradition

Yung Wing in his Yale College class album (Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University)
Students from mainland China have a rich history at Norwich Free Academy.  Woo Ching Yen and Kwai Phan Lee were popular and accomplished graduates of the Class of 1881.  They were members of the Chinese Educational Mission initiated by the well-known Yung Wing 容闳, the first Chinese student to graduate from an American university (Yale, 1854).  A lifelong reformer, Yung Wing worked with the Quing Dynasty to educate young Chinese students in the U.S., especially in science and engineering.  Some of those students attended Norwich Free Academy.

At NFA, International Students do very well.

Average Combined SAT Score = 1260
Average SAT Evidence Based Reading = 560
Average SAT Math Score = 700

100% of NFA’s International Graduates Enroll Immediately In College.

In the past 5 years, 44 international students have graduated from Norwich Free Academy. They were accepted at the 78 colleges and universities in this list and chose to attend the 33 different colleges and universities in bold print.

Programs and Highlights