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International Students

Dongfang Zhao (China) Clemence Dumesnil (France)  Delancey Liu (China) Felix Laflamme (Canada) Sofia Herando Martin (Spain) Ollie Nyfors (Finland)


We are NFA, the school where bold decisions go hand in hand with responsible stewardship. Where independence is tradition and boundless opportunity paves the way to the future.
Founded in 1854, NFA 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, Connecticut.
Map of the United States showing NFA's location

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

NFA international students Maria Osterburg Vallecillos (Spain), Clem Dumesnil (France)


One word to describe my experience at NFA is amazing! I played lacrosse and ran indoor track and was able to meet many new friends. The campus size feels like you are at a university and the school dances are so much fun.

Clemence Dumesnil '25



Clubs and activities



College credit classes


World languages



Advanced Placement courses


School-to-Work career training programs

Playing sports helped me find my best friends; there are a wide variety of academic programs that allow you to learn about the most interesting things. Studying at NFA has also helped to boost my confidence in speaking, writing and reading english. 
Sofia Herando '24
Canary Islands - Spain
International students from Spain,  Maria Osterburg Vallecillos, Aitor Diaz Peces-Barba, and Sofia Herando Martin


SAT Scores

At NFA, International Students Do Very Well.

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

Additional Info

  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Student-teacher ratio: 1:15
  • ML (Multilingual Learners) Program & New Arrival Center
  • Professional, certified, and experienced Faculty and Staff
  • Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges


International students at NFA live with local host families. 
By participating in a Homestay Program, your child will absorb American culture and become involved in a family’s life. A student's English dramatically improves through daily interactions with members of a caring host family.
International students form China Delancey Liu, Dongfang Zhao, Jiyang (Rachel) Zhao


I have enjoyed my first year at NFA. My favorite classes have been culinary and world history. Joining the many clubs that NFA offers has allowed me to meet many new people. 

Dongfang Zhao '27

Are You Ready to Become a Wildcat?

Our Admissions staff is pleased to assist students and families throughout the application process. If you'd like to talk with someone before you apply to NFA, please contact Director of Admissions Kelby Chappelle at, or 860-425-5603.

Step-by-Step Admissions Process

NFA partners with (AIEP)Apex International Education Partners LLC, Boston Global Education, and TBI/NESCUS  to assist with our international student recruitment efforts.