|1585 Wesleyan Drive
|Type||Private, Day, College-prep|
|Motto||ου πολλα αλλα πολυ (Greek)
(Not quantity, but quality)
|Enrollment||1200 students in 1–12|
|Campus||70 acres (28 ha)|
|Color(s)||Orange, Blue, White|
Norfolk Academy (NA) is an independent co-educational day school in Norfolk, Virginia. Chartered in 1728,  In 1966, Norfolk Academy merged with Country Day School for Girls in Virginia Beach, Virginia to create the current co-educational school. It serves students in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk.
In sports, NA competes in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) as well as in the Virginia Preparatory League (males) and the League of Independent Schools (females).
Norfolk Academy, 420 Bank Street, c.1840
|Location||420 Bank St., Norfolk, Virginia|
|Area||0 acres (0 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||69000343|
|Added to NRHP||November 12, 1969|
|Designated VLR||September 9, 1969|
The original Norfolk Academy building was designed by architect Thomas Ustick Walter, who subsequently fourth designed the dome of the U.S. Capitol. The Greek-revival building, featured on the school's current seal (at right), was modeled after the Temple of Thesus in Athens. Subsequently, the building would serve as a military hospital during the American Civil War, a Red Cross building in World War I and from 1920-1970 as the City of Norfolk's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and from 1973 as the City of Norfolk's Chamber of Commerce.
Originally accessible via downtown Norfolk's Bank Street, the building now sits at the intersection of East Charlotte Street and St. Paul's Boulevard. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
The building is now Virginia's leading family theatre, The Hurrah Players
Academics and Student Life
The Academy attempts to maintain high standards, both academic and ethical, for students and faculty. Norfolk Academy students are also known for their matriculation to top colleges and universities.
In the summer, Norfolk Academy hosts Breakthrough at Norfolk Academy, an affiliate of Breakthrough Collaborative, as well as summer camps for lower and middle school students.
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- 1853: Walter H. Taylor, State Senator in the Senate of Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel, author, and banker
- 1865: Littleton Waller Tazewell Bradford, co-founder, Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) (one of the oldest and largest college fraternities in the United States); Norfolk politician
- 1899: Hardy Cross, Structural Engineer, developed the moment distribution method for structural calculation in large buildings
- 1903: Captain Alfred Hart Miles, writer/lyricist of the official United States Naval Academy Fight Song, Anchors Aweigh
- 1907: Dave Robertson, professional baseball player for the Giants, Cubs, and Pirates (left Norfolk Academy shortly before graduating)
- 1911: Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., 20th Commandant of the Marine Corps of the United States of America serving under President Harry S. Truman and the first ever Commandant of the United States Marine Corps to be on the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- 1913: Richard Marshall, Chief of Staff of United States Army Forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations, major US army general, and Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute
- 1962: Hunter R. Rawlings III, 10th president of Cornell University; former chair, Association of American Universities; former president, University of Iowa; classics scholar
- 1971: Linda Lorimer, Vice President of Yale University, former Chairman of the Board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, youngest Associate Provost in the history of Yale University
- 1975: Mitch Caplan, former CEO of E-Trade Financial Corporation
- 1976: Peter Wisoff, physicist and former NASA astronaut
- 1979: Marc Moss, screenwriter
- 1988: Marc Short, White House Director of Legsislative Affairs
- 1990: Perry Moore, screenwriter, author, director executive producer of films such as The Chronicles of Narnia series
- 1992: Glenn Nye, former U.S. Congressman of Virginia's Second District
- 1993: Rebecca Cardon, Actress
- 1996: Angela Hucles, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, soccer
- 1999: Nicole Abiouness, Winemaker
- 2000: Eric Martin, Professional and International Lacrosse player
- 2010: D.J. Covington, Professional basketball player
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "Chamber puts 170-year-old Norfolk building up for sale". The Virginian Pilot, 2008,.
The building, based on the Greek Temple of Thesus in Athens, was designed by Thomas Ustick Walter, the man who later designed the dome of the U.S. Capitol. Along with its use as a school, the building served as a military hospital during the Civil War, and a Red Cross building in World War I. Around 1920, Norfolk used it for roughly 50 years as the city's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (July 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Norfolk Academy" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
- Matriculation Info
- Weingardt, Richard, "Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers : 32 Profiles of Inspiration and Achievement", 2005, Pages 124–125
- Special to the New York Times, comp. "Capt. Miles Dead; Wrote Navy Song." The New York Times Oct 8, 1956. Print.