About Norfolk Aggie



Norfolk County Agricultural High School is a public high school that currently enrolls over 500 students from the 28 towns of Norfolk County as well as more than 40 out-of-county towns. The school is situated on 365 acres in Walpole and offers specialty training to students who are interested in the following:

  • Animal and Marine Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Marine Science
    • Dairy and Livestock Management
    • Research and Animal Technology
    • Equine Science
    • Canine Science
  • Plant Science
    • Forestry
    • Floriculture
    • Arboriculture
    • Turf Management
    • Horticulture
    • Landscape Management
    • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Science
    • Climate Change
    • Natural Resources
    • Green Engineering
    • Sustainable Forestry
    • Environmental History
    • Parks and Recreation
    • New England Wildlife
    • Outdoor Leadership
    • Water Treatment
  • Mechanical Technology
    • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Operation and Repair
    • Welding and Woodworking


Students attend vocational and academic classes every day. Grade 9 students explore all programs during their freshman year, Grade 10 students are able to narrow their interests during their sophomore year, and Grade 11 students choose their major prior to the beginning of their Junior year, completing major requirements until graduation.


The Aggie offers and students are encouraged to join the many clubs that are available to all grades, as well as the many sports teams that are available for them to participate in.


Norfolk Aggie offers a competitive Junior year internship program that begins during the last six weeks of school. Students can qualify to complete internships in the following programs:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine

  • The New England Wildlife Center

  • The Arnold Arboretum

  • Milton Caterpillar

  • Trustees of the Reservation


Norfolk Aggie provides for a hands-on education, with caring and involved teachers in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. Students are united in their interests and find the Aggie to be a welcoming and friendly high school. Students must like being outside during the day, walking across a campus to eight different buildings, and enjoy all types of weather.


Some of the activities that students enjoy doing in their freshman year are:


  • Climbing trees in a harness

  • Riding horses

  • Grooming and handling dogs

  • Learning to weld and use table saws

  • Making flower arrangements

  • Learning to drive a tractor

  • Working with cows, sheep and pigs

  • Taking nature walks around campus

  • Handling small animals and birds

  • Drawing plans for a garden


If these type of activities interest you, and you think it would be fun to get involved in an agricultural education, go to the Admissions section on our website and download an application now!


After you send it in, you will be invited to attend an Admissions program where you can take a tour, meet students, visit our buildings and get all of your questions answered!

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