Dear Norfolk Collegiate School Parents,
The beginning of every school year is a time to reflect back and build upon past successes while looking toward the future. We are continuously evolving to assure that Norfolk Collegiate students learn in the most innovative and engaging setting. This new school year brings additions to our faculty and staff, collaborative programs and changes to our campus. With these new leaders comes a fresh energy and excitement about the continued evolution of our programs.
This year we welcome new administrators, faculty and staff to our community. In the past few weeks the new heads of schools have been preparing for your student’s arrival, evaluating past practices, building upon them while also developing new programs. These new and highly-qualified individuals were selected not only based on their professional credentials but their sense of lifelong dedication to learning and commitment to understanding and accommodating each individual student they bring to our campus. I encourage you to meet these extraordinary new members and see for yourself how they embody and embrace the unwavering goals of NCS.
Not only will you see changes inside the classroom, you will also see a change on the fields and in the gym with our all new upper school athletic department. We will maintain a sense of family in our community as many of our faculty will coach a variety of sports. The change in our athletic department is felt school-wide as the lower school athletic department will provide sports clinics to fourth and fifth grade students.
The change in the community can not only be felt and seen in our new faculty but also can be seen with the addition of the Center for the Arts. This building, scheduled to open the spring, will provide students and the surrounding community with the opportunity to develop their passions for communication, performance and visual arts. Music teacher Beth Wallace, who had taken over the middle school chorus, is diving into her new role. Cathy Francis’ role has expanded to middle and upper school chorus and drama teacher. Nancy Corriveau, now the chair of the fine and performing arts department, has already begun work on a more sophisticated line up of plays for the year.
While we continue to enhance our programs, I encourage you to visit our website to keep up with all the exciting happenings that are occurring in our community.