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President's Message

Welcome to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy! We offer an exceptional independent school experience deeply rooted in the Sisters of Saint Joseph’s commitment that “all may be one.” 

As a proven leader in Montessori education, NFA empowers students through its self-directed approach to learning, its diverse and inclusive community of families, and its meaningful, face-to-face service experiences.

Our two educational programs, Montessori and Primary, provide options for parents and their children who work in partnership with the school to identify the best educational path for each student’s learning style. The fundamental educational philosophy of both programs empowers students to be confident and self-aware, make reflective choices, and to take ownership of their learning, all within a spiritual environment.

In our nurturing community, students feel a strong sense of solidarity with God, their “dear neighbor,” the school, and each other as they are challenged to shape a more compassionate and socially responsible society. 

A physical representation of the school’s core strengths, the expansive 14-acre campus in the heart of historic Chestnut Hill provides students with an environment that fosters independence, openness, and active experiences. 

I invite you to visit us here at NFA, so you can experience what we do and how well we do it!

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Ryan Killeen, Ed.D.

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