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At Saint Norbert’s School, we are proud to offer a rigorous academic curriculum guided by The Common Core Standards and complemented by our core Catholic teachings and values.

Blue Ribbon Award

In 2015, Saint Norbert’s School earned the prestigious honor of being named a Blue Ribbon school. Our school was one of only 50 private schools to receive the award, which is given by the Department of Education and honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. For more information on the Blue Ribbon Award, click here. 

Middle State Accreditation

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is one of six regional higher education accrediting agencies in the United States.  Schools are evaluated every seven years. Saint Norbert’s School met all standards for re-accreditation Fall of 2014 following an extensive self-study, with special focus in the areas of Reading, Science and Technology. The evaluation report commended the school for excellence not only in these fields, but also in the areas of Philosophy, Leadership and Governance, Student Services, and Resources.

Terra Novas

St. Norbert School students’ performance on the Terra Nova standardized testing is above the local, diocese and national levels yearly. In 2017, the 8th grade class earned nearly $320,000 in academic scholarships to archdiocesan and private high schools. For the Spring 2018 Terra Nova results, click here.

Awards & Scholarships

Total amounts of academic High School Scholarships received by the previous two graduating classes.

2017-2018 $271,600

2016-2017 $319,900

2015-2016 $339,000

Since 2010, out students have earned  $2,461,200 i in scholarships to area schools.

Archdiocesan Honor Chorus
8th-grade student Gabriella P. and 7th-grade students Anna B., Eva C., Charlotte F. and Madeline G. were selected for the 2017-18 Archdiocesan Honor Chorus.  Only 60 seventh and eighth grade students from across the Archdioceses of Philadelphia are invited to participate in this ensemble.  The Archdiocesan Honor Chorus will perform at Archbishop Wood High School and the Kimmel Center in Spring, 2018.

Archdiocesan Honor Band
8th-grade student Michael D. and 6th-grade student Christopher P. have been selected to participate in the 2017-2018 Archdiocesan Honor Band.  Michael will represent St. Norbert School on the French horn, while Christopher will represent St. Norbert on percussion.  The Archdiocesan Honor Band also performed at Archbishop Wood High School and the Kimmel Center in Spring, 2018.


The Neumann Scholarship

St. Norbert School has been honored to have nine students recognized as Neumann Scholars from the Connelly Foundation during its school history. Most recently, 2016 graduate Ryan Hoffman was one of 37 eighth graders in the archdiocese to receive a full 4-year tuition scholarship to any Archdiocesan high school of his choice. Ryan is currently a sophomore at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor.

Junior National Honor Society at Bishop Shanahan High School

Each year, the Monsignor Schyler Chapter of the National Honor Society at Bishop Shanahan High School inducts one seventh grade student and one eighth grade student from St. Norbert School. Students are selected based on the criteria of leadership, scholarship, character and service. The 2017 St. Norbert School inductees are 8th grade student Gabriella Palmer and 7th grade student Madeleine Grous.

Gerard M. McTear Memorial Scholarship

Every year, the Gerard M. McTear Memorial Scholarships are presented to two St. Norbert School students who demonstrate leadership qualities. These scholarships are given in memory of Mr.Gerard McTear, an outstanding local community leader. The scholarships are funded by the Keith Thomas Perrymore Foundation, which was begun by the Perrymore family in memory of their son Keith, a graduate of St. Norbert School.

The recipients of the 2017 Gerard M. McTear Memorial Scholarships are 8th grade students Matthew Innes and Katelyn McKenna. We are grateful to the KTP Foundation and Malvern Federal Savings for sponsoring these awards.