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.

International Program College Acceptances

Since 2014, International Students graduating from Norwich Free Academy been accepted at the following 78 different colleges and universities.  The 33 schools international students have chosen to attend are in bold print.

Arizona State University, Art Center College of Design, Bard College, Berklee College of Music, Binghamton University, Boston University , Brandeis University, Bryant University California College of Arts Case Western Reserve University, Champlain College, Clark University , Colby College, Columbia College - Chicago, DePaul University, Drexel University, Emerson College. Florida International University, Fordham University, George Mason University, George Washington University Hamilton College ,Indiana University at Bloomington , James Madison University, John Hopkins University, Lesley University, Long Island University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Miami University – Ohio, Michigan State University, New York UniversityNichols College, Northeastern University, Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory of Music , Oregon State UniversityPennsylvania State University , Pepperdine University, Pratt Institute, Quinnipiac University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University , San Diego State UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design , School of Art Institute in Chicago,  School of Visual Arts, Seattle University , Skidmore College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stony Brook UniversitySyracuse University, Temple University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, University at Buffalo , University of Alabama, University of British Columbia , University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado- Boulder, University of ConnecticutUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Mary Washington , University of Maryland, College ParkUniversity of Massachusetts- Amherst , University of New Hampshire, University of Rochester, University of San Francisco , University of Southern California, University of Toronto, University of VermontUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of Wisconsin, Wake Forest University, Wellesley College

Programs and Highlights