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Apartments for Rent near Norwood-Fontbonne Academy - 267 Rentals available

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    5226-30 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    $1,125 - $1,300
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Freedman Properties
    Last updated 1 Mar 2019
    (484) 620-9425
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    1800 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Baths
    Last updated 23 Oct 2019
    (215) 272-9162
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    5932 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    United Fixers
    Last updated 23 Oct 2019
    (215) 600-3552
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    540 Mount Carmel Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038
    $2,125 - $3,500
    • Studio
    • 1 Bath
    Last updated 23 Oct 2019
    (215) 817-5384
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    5686 Magnolia St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    • 3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    HWC, LLC
    Last updated 23 Oct 2019
    (215) 968-3506
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    4415 Main St, Manayunk, PA 19127
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    Last updated 23 Oct 2019
    (215) 627-8282
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    1990 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Enterprise Homes
    Last updated 17 Oct 2019
    (215) 572-4490
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    424 - 426 W Coulter St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    • 3 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    Last updated 23 Oct 2019
    (800) 866-1144

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Overview

8891 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 , Tel: +1 (215) 247-3811

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Ratings & Reviews

August 17, 2016 Submitted by a community member
I was a student at Norwood for nine years, and having graduated, I thought it was time to write a little about my experience. Norwood is a private catholic school located in Chestnut Hill, and likes to talk about their rigorous academic curriculum and strong arts program. They certainly talk a good talk. They use hot words, their campus is half decent, and they have smiling students talking about how great the school is(I was one of them). However, those hot words hold no meaning. They spend money redoing the parts of the campus you see and neglect things like bathrooms and air conditioning on the upper floor of the Fontbonne campus. And those smiling students? We're prepped and given pre-written key points to base our speeches off of. I can't say I didn't leave with a few good memories, but I can say that those good memories are far outweighed by bad ones. The great teachers of my childhood are leaving by the dozen and being replaced by inexperienced individuals, some who weren't even looking for a full-time job and got hired for one anyway.I pride myself on being a fairly intelligent individual, and I excel at mathematics. I can easily go through a lesson or two a day, and was placed in the highest math group. Along with half of the grade. Getting into the most advanced group was a matter of having a parent ask, not merit. The entire past year I self-taught myself the entire course, often a few lessons ahead of my class. The teacher was inexperienced and wasn't able to lead a classroom, and I ended up teaching a lesson towards the end of the year(no one understood it, and the teacher struggled to explain it. I ended up taking over, and was met with several students afterwards, thanking me for making it easy to understand.). There is no room to accelerate through the course if you are advanced. The rules of NFA are strict and often unreasonable. Things like headband colors were focused on, but poor behaviour went unpunished. I felt constrained and uncomfortable with my individuality. I left the school an atheist, and I constantly thank my Catholic education for teaching me how awful religion is, so I suppose that's a bonus.My opinion? If you can afford it, send your child to Friends Select. Or send them to public school. Or talk to actual families and students before choosing a school, at the very least.
December 21, 2014 Submitted by a parent
One of the exceptional aspects of NFA is the dual track of both the Montessori and Primary educational options. Be sure to look into both options for your children and talk to the teachers and NFA parents to learns as much as you can on what's the right fit for your child. Both programs are excellent here at NFA, and know that no two children of yours will be alike. Having been here now at the school for more than 8 years, my only concern as a parent is the tone that the Head of School sets upon the school. While she has made great strides in improving the school (including having it named in 2014 as a Blue Ribbon School), she really could foster a totally different energy and vibe at the school, and lighten up around students, parents, and staff. Fortunately, as noted in other reviews, the community of parents is strong, warm, and inviting. As the heart of the school, the teachers are top-notch and must continue to be given the opportunities to innovate and make a difference. My kids are truly proud NFA students, and the investment in their NFA education is definitely worth it.
December 05, 2013 Submitted by a parent
NFA is wonderful school with a lot of teachers who are so dedicate to their students. My husband and I are happy that our son goes to norwood. You will be amaze when you go for a tour to the montessori area. they are very close community.
October 20, 2013 Submitted by a parent
I looked at many schools before choosing NFA. I knew of Montessori principles from my undergraduate studies, but what I had seen in the pass was not impressive. I didn't even want to see the Montessori track that is offered at NFA which continues to third grade, I thought I would send my sons on the traditional track also offered at the school. I was blown away at what I saw. Students working in large open classrooms, choosing meaningufl work to complete, but with the facilitation of kind, caring student-focused teachers. I immediately started my research and went with my gut to send both of my boys to NFA Montessori. There education has been nothing but stellar and they thrive academically, emotionally, and socially at their school. Being a high school counselor, I know that having children thrive is not always the case. NFA works diligently to make sure each child is treated as an individual while delivering their signature academic curriculum that they are known for. I feel confident that the boys will continue to in this strong faith based community. NFA has become an extension of our home because their teachings are also what we hold dear.
October 18, 2013 Submitted by a parent
NFA is an amazing school. Whether through the montessori or primary programs, children as young as three are encouraged and excited to learn. This continues through their early education and fosters a schoolwide environment where it is "cool" to excel. As with children at all schools, NFA students excel in many diverse and sometimes simple ways, some excel academically, some athletically, some are very sensitive to the need of others, some tell great jokes, many do all of the above! What distinguishes NFA is that each child is free to develop their unique talents in an environment where they are heralded for their individual contributions to the school community. NFA students graduate confident, self-aware, socially conscious, intellectually curious and fully prepared to meet the challenges and academic rigors of high school. As graduates of NFA, the decision to send our children to the school came easily. As parents, that decision is rewarded daily by our children's real love of learning, their classmates, teachers and school.
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Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 281 apartments for rent available in this part of Philadelphia. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is currently at The Willows at Wissahickon - Formerly Cricket Court Commons, renting for $725 per month, but if $15,580 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Alden Park. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Before you start packing, make sure Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is really the best option for your child. To recap, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a well-known private PK-8 school in Philadelphia. It is located at 8891 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 and it is the second home of 400 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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