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Norfolk Christian Schools
School Name:
Norfolk Christian Schools
Street Address:
255 Thole Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
Head of School:
Mr. Daniel Tubbs
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
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Admissions Contact:
Shanee McElveen
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4/10/2019 9:25:00 AM Religious Denomination School
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With only five Christian schools in the state at the time, NCS was founded in 1952 as a Christian, college-preparatory day school in Norfolk, Virginia. It is the oldest, accredited K-12 Christian school in the Tidewater region and one of the premier Christian institutions in the country. The School has grown to three campuses in Norfolk and Virginia Beach and serves students from all seven cities in the Hampton Roads area.


It is the mission of Norfolk Christian Schools to equip students spiritually, intellectually and physically to love God and to serve Him as Christ’s Ambassadors in the world.


Norfolk Christian Schools offers a complete college-preparatory program that is grounded in a distinctly Biblical worldview.  Emphases on both rigor and depth of understanding provide an exceptional academic base while differentiated instruction allows students to excel at the pace and learning style most efficient for them.  Going far beyond static knowledge, we create critical thinkers who understand the importance of the “Why?” behind that knowledge and can relate it to the larger world around them and the Truth of God’s Word. 

Our Lower Schools have been pioneers of Deeper Learning, a faith-based adaptation of the renowned Expeditionary Learning model. Using Deeper Learning as a framework develops advanced leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, along with citizenship, service, and responsibility. Most importantly, it adds the crucial question of how God wants us to care for His world and His people, creating students who are constantly seeking to make the world around them better.


 Norfolk Christian alumni currently attend prestigious colleges and universities around the world, including Yale University, Cornell University, Istituto Marangoni (London), Universita di Napoli Federico II (Naples), Georgia Institute of Technology, New York University, University of California, Ringling School of Art and Design, and numerous others. Close to half of each graduating class chooses to attend Virginia's state universities, with our most popular choices for matriculation being the University of Virginia, James Madison University, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. Recent Ambassador alumni have gone on to earn degrees from Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Notre Dame, the U. S. Naval Academy, and the University of North Carolina, to name a few, and have received such honors as being named a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar, UVA Jefferson Scholar, and U.S. Presidential Scholar semi-finalist, while continuing to excel in local and regional academic merit competitions. 

School Fast Facts:


81 graduates
23 Highest Honors (at least 3.8 GPA)
14 High Honors (at least 3.5 GPA)
12 Honors (at least 3.2 GPA)

GPA Distribution
Average: 3.55
Top 25%: 3.94 - 4.39

Mean SAT Score: 1166 CR/Math

Class Highlights

59 Students offered Academic Merit Scholarships for College (73%)

28 National Honor Society Members

12 Students Recruited to Play Collegiate Athletics 



Norfolk Christian is fully recognized by the Virginia State Board of Education as an accredited school, with accreditation by the Southern Association of Christian Schools (SACS) and Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). We are also a proud "Member of Council" with the Council on Educational Standards & Accountability (CESA), a faith-based organization that offers membership to "exemplary national and international Christian schools" and whose mission is to ensure exceptional academics and programs in Christian education. Norfolk Christian is a founding member of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) Athletic Conference.


Our student body is composed of 27% minorities, including: 14% African-American, 4% Latino, 3% Asian, 3% multi-racial and 3% other ethnicities.

A vibrant International Program has brought more than 70 students to Norfolk Christian from around the world since 2013, from places such as Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, France, Korea, China, South Africa and Tanzania. We currently have 22 students enrolled through our International Program.


Competitive sports begin in 6th grade with our Middle School and JJV Leagues and continue with JV and Varsity in High School.  We currently offer 19 sports with 44 competitive teams. Recent years have brought the following accomplishments for our Varsity teams:

2018 Girls Tennis VISAA D2 State Champions

2018 Baseball TCIS Conference Champions

2018 Wrestling TCIS Conference Individual Champion

2018 Boys Volleyball TCIS Conference Champions

 2017 Football VISAA D2 State Runner-Up

2017 Girls Tennis VISAA D2 State Runner-Up

2017 Girls Basketball TCIS Conference Champions

2016 Boys Volleyball TCIS Conference Champions


Fall Season:  Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Cheer

Winter Season:  Boys and Girls Basketball, Swimming, Cheer, Wrestling, Indoor Track

Spring Season: Boys Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, Track and Field, Golf



Our award-winning Fine arts programs include curriculum classes and extra-curricular activities at all age levels. Students may participate in a variety of Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Band options beginning in 6th grade.

NCS sends multiple students to District Band and Chorus each year and participates in numerous competitions. Recent years have brought first place awards in regional competitions for Show Choir, Band, and both Lower and Middle School Choruses. The 2018 mixed ensemble Windsong was chosen to perform at Lincoln Center and performed from the crowd outside NBC's Today Show.

Our Theatre Arts Department produces an annual Spring Musical as well as smaller productions in the fall and winter, in addition to participating in the Virginia Theatre Association's festival each October. 

The Visual Arts Department holds an Art Xpo at the end of each school year, showcasing work by students from Kindergarten through 12th grade which is juried by professionals from the community.


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