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West Nottingham Academy

Stephen J. Brotschul III, Head of School

  • Independent School

Essential Information

1079 Firetower Rd.
Colora, MD 21917


Founded in 1744, West Nottingham, a co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school serving 130 students grades 9-12, is the oldest boarding school in the nation. Approximately 70% of the students board with 30% attending from the surrounding counties. Close to 40% of the student population represents over a dozen countries. Dedicated to the intellectual and social growth of each student, WNA is an intimate yet diverse community providing differentiated instruction and intensive subject exploration. WNA supports a small group of students with learning differences through the Chesapeake Learning Center that includes individualized coaching, programming and counseling.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.wna.org

Website2: http://www.wna.org

Select State: MD

County: Cecil

Grades of School: 9-12

Boarding school?: yes

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: 130

Students per teacher: 7:1

Tuition: $18,200 (Day) - $48,500 (Boarding)

Financial aid offered?: yes

Technology programs, what grade offered?: AP Computer Science

College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 13

Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 1710

Standardized test scores: High proficiency

World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French-9; Spanish-9

Extracurriculars offered:
Instrumental music
Visual arts
Vocal music

School climate (what are you known for?):
Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Campus features
Unique curriculum

HS Short Description: College prep boarding & day school founded in 1744; dedicated to intellectual & social growth; diverse community; differentiated instruction & intensive subject exploration.

Extracurriculars offered:
Community service

updated_2015: yes

Updated 2016: yes

High School Specifics: 100% attending four-year college; highlights of student college acceptances for 2015 include Emory University, Williams College, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Some special needs accommodated>: yes

Summer program?: yes