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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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Letters from the Porch

This latest Letters from The Porch post is really more of a welcome. Welcome to our new website! We have flipped the switch! It’s been several months in the making, but I think it has been worth the wait.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy partnered with Finalsite, a leader in school website development, to create a site that I think truly showcases all that is great about NFA — our students, faculty and staff, parents and alumni. They have made our school an amazing place of learning and love for almost 100 years.

Navigation for our site has been streamlined, which means less clicks for you. It’s also responsive, so whether you view it on a laptop, tablet, or phone, your experience will be improved. Calendars can be filtered by topic and allow for downloads and alerts. We have also partnered with Ravenna to offer online admissions. This is just the beginning! We are rolling out phase one now, and, for our current families, we'll be working on phase two rollout over the summer, to even further expand our website capabilities.

Thank you to all of our faculty and staff who have collaborated on this initiative. We will continue to expand content and welcome your feedback. If you have trouble finding what you are looking for on the site, please contact Trish Bradley Lockett. So, explore our new website, and let me know what you think. I think you’ll really enjoy it!

Ryan Killeen, Ed.D.


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