Founded in 1744, West Nottingham is the oldest boarding school in the nation! WNA is co-educational, serving 130 students in grades 9-12. Approximately 70% of our students board, with about 40% of our population from around the globe. Dedicated to the intellectual and social growth of each student, WNA is an intimate yet diverse community providing differentiated instruction and intensive subject exploration. At West Nottingham, the International Student program is a carefully designed program that provides international students with a variety of supports. Beginning with a new international student orientation, international students enjoy a comprehensive program that covers all areas of school life. Students who are not yet fully ready to enter the full college-preparatory curriculum enroll in a rigorous, immersion-based environment for learning English with other international students through formal ESL communications classes. Classes for intermediate and advanced levels, as well as an ESL History courses, are offered. Students enjoy close monitoring from the Director of International Students, regular parent communication, and seminars to facilitate adjustment. Additional services for international students include college advising, residential life support and supervision, and TOEFL and SAT preparation. With a "physics-first" philosophy, West Nottingham Academy is also proud of the Humanities class which is offered to all 9th-graders, a strong Art department (complemented by an Artist-in-Residence Program), close to a 12 AP courses, a focus on service learning and competitive athletics. Nestled just off of Interstate 95 close to the Susquehanna River and the tip of the Chesapeake Bay, West Nottingham's beautiful campus is within an hour's drive of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, under two hours from Washington DC and 2.5 hours from New York City.

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Co-ed Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed Suburban
Yes ESL: Yes
73,140 Tuition: $73,140
120 # of Students: 120
Co-ed Teacher:Student: 1:7
Co-ed International Student: 30%
17 AP Courses: 17
5.00 Endowment: $41,667/student
85 Faculty w/ adv. degree: 85%
1571 SAT: 1400/1600
#185 USA Boarding School

School Gallery (11)
All graduates (2018-2022)
6 University of Chicago 1
7 Johns Hopkins University 1
20 University of California: Berkeley 1
25 New York University 2
29 University of Florida 1
32 Tufts University 1
38 University of California: Davis 3
41 Boston University 1
44 Brandeis University 1
51 Purdue University 1
51 Villanova University 4
62 Syracuse University 1
62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2
72 American University 1
72 Indiana University Bloomington 1
77 Loyola Marymount University 2
77 SUNY University at Stony Brook 2
89 Howard University 1
89 University of Delaware 2
97 University of Illinois at Chicago 1
Chinese graduates (2020)
6 Bowdoin College 1
11 Haverford College 1
22 University of California: Berkeley 1
AP Courses
Total 17
Biology Calculus AB European History
French Language and Culture Physics B Spanish Language and Culture
Chemistry Environmental Science Calculus BC
Computer Science Principles English Literature and Composition Music Theory
Physics 1 Physics 2 Statistics
Studio Art: Drawing United States History
Total 6
Ceramics Digital Art Pottery
Printmaking Studio Art Modern Art
Extracurricular Activities and Clubs
Total 9
Creative Writing Club Global Citizenship Program International Club
Model United Nations National Art Honor Society Student Government Association
VEX Robotics National Honor Society Diversity Support Group
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Contact Info
1079 Firetower Road Colora, MD 21917
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Year Founded
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110 acres
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On Campus, Zoom
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No Requirement
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Brief Reviews
  • 4.4 / 5
Detailed Review
    • Overall
      3.0 / 5
    • Academics
      4.0 / 5
    • Campus
      2.5 / 5
    • Student Life
      2.0 / 5
    • Athletic&Art
      4.0 / 5
    • Transportation
      1.5 / 5


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