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West Nottingham Academy

Dr. Tom Banks, Head of School
Map1079 Firetower Rd.
Colora, MD 21917
410-658-5556
866-381-3684
    Categories:
  • Independent School

Description:

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.

High School Specifics

100% attending four-year college; highlights of student college acceptances for 2016 include University of Maryland, GW University, Union College, Savannah School of Art and Design, Bucknell, University of California, Berkeley, University of Delaware, Temple, Boston University, Emory, Bowdoin College, Drexel, NYU, Fordham University

HS Short Description

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

Additional Information:

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?: Computer Science, AP Computer Science
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 10
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 1571
Standardized test scores: High proficiency
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French-9; Spanish-9
Extracurricular Activities: Instrumental music
Sports
Visual arts
Vocal music
Yearbook/magazine/newspaper
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Campus features
Unique curriculum
Some special needs accommodated>: yes
Summer program?: yes
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