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.
St. Norbert School students’ performance on the Terra Nova standardized testing is above the local, diocese and national levels yearly. In 2019, the 8th grade class earned $249,000 in academic scholarships to archdiocesan and private high schools. For the Spring 2019 Terra Nova results, click here.
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 2018 St. Norbert School inductees are 8th grade student Blaise Watson and 7th grade student Jena Nowoswiat.