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International Students

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
Inka Pallasvesa '24


I chose NFA because of its proximity to Boston and New York, and the fencing team but I was a little nervous of what to expect. The teachers and students have been great and have really made this an exciting experience.

Inka Pallasvesa '24 - Finland

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



Clubs and activities



College credit classes


World languages



Advanced Placement courses


School-to-Work career training programs

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.

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.