Norfolk Christian School

School Overview

Modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology sets Norfolk Christian School apart from the rest. Its family atmosphere and small class sizes allow outstanding academics in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 1952, Norfolk Christian Schools (NCS) is a co-educational boarding school accepting grades 8 through 12. Norfolk Christian has maintained a standard as one of the premier private schools in the area through a solid college preparatory curriculum and dedicated faculty who are second to none.

Highlights of the School

  • Modern suburban campus 20 minutes (car) from Virginia Beach
  • Beautiful family style residence on a lake just 10 minutes (car) to campus
  • Safe and quiet environment for living and learning
  • University Credit Courses with Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Family-like community both in school and in the residence

Location Details

  255 Thole St, Norfolk, VA

Norfolk Christian School offers a co-educational college preparatory curriculum. Students benefit from 3 academic tracks – College Preparatory, Honors and Advanced Placement.

Norfolk Christian has a few distinctive characteristics that set it apart:

  1. Rigorous, challenging curriculum that includes a selection of AP courses
  2. Strong relationship between faculty and students
  3. Clean, modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology
  4. Student participation in missions and outreach, locally and globally active, involved parents


  • Year Established: 1952
  • School Accreditation/Certification: Southern Association of Christian Schools (SACS), Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), Council on Educational Standards & Accountability (CESA). Original member of Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) Athletic Conference
  • Grades: 8 – 12
  • Number of students in School: 724
  • Number of students in High School: 250
  • Percentage of International Students: 15%
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Campus Size: 11.3 acres
  • School facilities: 2 sports fields, 2 gymnasiums, 3 computer labs, 1 tennis court
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • 7 Honors Courses: English, Chemistry, Physics, Junior Calculus, French, Latin, and Spanish. Other honors classes may be taken on-line.
  • 10 AP Courses: Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB / BC, English Literature and Composition, European History, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History, Studio Art. Other AP classes may be taken on-line.
  • International Student SAT average: 1800
  • Famous University/College close to school: Old Dominion University, Virginia Wesleyan College, Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy


  • Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Publications, Speech, Sculpture



  • Fall: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Indoor Track, Swimming, Wrestling
  • Spring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track & Field


  • Fall: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Cheerleading, Indoor Track, Swimming
  • Spring: Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Drama, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Jazz Band, Missionary, National Honor Society, Student Government

The Residential Program at NCS combines the best of both the homestay and boarding lifestyle in a house with other students attending Norfolk Christian. Everything the student would seek out in a homestay environment; safety and security, family like atmosphere, English spoken throughout the home, family style breakfast and dinner coupled with the greatest aspects of boarding life; students their age, weeknight and weekend activities, weekend trips, low student to staff ratios, tutoring, SAT prep and much more. The residence hall has a TV room, study room, and common area where students and staff hang out and play games.

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