Norwood-Fontbonne Academy awarded $400,000 LSA grant

Posted 6/1/23

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy has been awarded a $400,000 state grant to support campus enhancements and improvements.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy awarded $400,000 LSA grant


Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a coed Catholic independent academy for preschool to eighth-grade students located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, has been sponsored by PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, and has been awarded a Local Share Account Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of $400,000 to support enhancements and improvements to the NFA campus.

Please join us on Tues., May 30, when leadership from NFA will be joined by Representative Tarik Khan (D-194) and state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) for a check presentation ceremony and photo opportunity. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Fontbonne Campus (8900 Norwood Avenue, Philadelphia).

“All of us in the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy community are deeply grateful and energized by this transformational opportunity to enhance our campus, improve the student learning experience, and support sustainable practices in our environment," said Dr. Ryan Killeen, President of NFA.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a sponsored work of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was founded in 1920. The school, spread out over 14 acres, two campuses, and seven buildings, features two academic paths – Montessori and Primary. 

Enhancements will include walkways, pathways, entry piers, lighting, signage, landscaping, soil conservation, and outdoor learning and recreational resources. 

The grant funding period will be from Summer 2023 to Summer 2026. 

This initiative has grown out of the NFA Strategic Plan, Directed Toward Tomorrow, and the comprehensive campus plan created through that process. These outdoor initiatives help NFA fulfill its mission and vision. As the Student Vision states: “A Norwood-Fontbonne Academy student is one who treasures self, others, and the Earth.”

Tom McGlinchey

NFA Director of Communications & Marketing