Overview

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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Official information of West Nottingham Academy in 2024 | FindingSchool

B Boarding
B Matriculation
B Academics
B- Extracurricular activities
A- Community
B+ Reviews
C Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Suburban
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $73,140
Day S. Tuition: $17,949
# of Students: 120
Boarding Rate: 80%
Teacher:Student: 1:7%
International Student: 30%
AP Courses: 17
Endowment: $41,667/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 85%
SAT: 1400/1600
IB: No
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West Nottingham Academy

Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#6 University of Chicago 1
#7 Johns Hopkins University 1
#20 University of California: Berkeley 1
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 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
SUNY University at Stony Brook 2
#81 Beloit College 1
#89 Howard University 1
#89 Juniata College 1
#89 University of Delaware 2
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 2
#94 Augustana College 1
#97 University of Illinois at Chicago 1
#105 Drexel University 2
#105 Saint Louis University 1
#105 University of Arizona 1
#121 Temple University 2
#127 Clarkson University 1
#127 Illinois Institute of Technology 1
#127 Thomas Jefferson University: East Falls 3
#136 SUNY College at Purchase 1
#151 Duquesne University 1
#151 Florida International University 1
#151 Oregon State University 2
#166 Hofstra University 1
#166 Xavier University 2
#182 University of Rhode Island 3
LAC #37 Bucknell University 1
LAC #39 Lafayette College 1
#202 Florida Institute of Technology 1
#202 La Salle University 1
#212 Washington State University 4
#234 Suffolk University 1
#250 West Chester University of Pennsylvania 1
LAC #51 Dickinson College 3
#299 Marshall University 2
LAC #61 Gettysburg College 1
#317 Morgan State University 2
Albright College 1
Art Center College of Design 1
Bowie State University 1
Cabrini University 1
Carleton University 2
Cecil College 3
Christopher Newport University 2
Clayton State University 1
College of William and Mary 1
Eastern Nazarene College 1
Elizabethtown College 1
Emerson College 1
Framingham State University 1
Franklin & Marshall College 1
Harcum College 1
Harford Community College 1
High Point University 1
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1
Iowa State University 1
Irvine Valley College 1
Ithaca College 1
Johnson & Wales University: Providence 1
Lindenwood University 1
Loyola University Maryland 1
Lynn University 1
Marist College 1
Maryland Institute College of Art 1
Miami University: Hamilton 2
Millikin University 1
Mount Saint Mary College 1
Mount St. Mary's University 5
Neumann University 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Northern Virginia Community College 1
Oral Roberts University 1
Penn State University Park 2
Ranger College 1
Rhode Island School of Design 1
Rutgers University 2
Saint Michael's College 1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1
St. John's College 1
St. John's University 1
The College of New Jersey 1
Towson University 2
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
University of Maryland: College Park 2
University of Southern Mississippi 1
University of Tampa 1
York College of Pennsylvania 3
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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
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
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Sports

(Total 17)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Strength and Conditioning
Volleyball
Wrestling
Tennis
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Strength and Conditioning
Volleyball
Wrestling
Tennis
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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
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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Arts

(Total 6)
Ceramics
Digital Art
Pottery
Printmaking
Studio Art
Modern Art

Basic Info

Year Founded: 1744
Campus Size: 110 acres
Boarding Rate: 80%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 02/10
Interview: On Campus, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: Duolingo
School Code:
TOEFL: 1855
SSAT: 8146

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 6)
4.4/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
3.0 / 5 Overall
4.0 / 5 Academics
2.5 / 5 Campus
2.0 / 5 Student Life
4.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
1.5 / 5 Transportation

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Frequently Ask Questions about West Nottingham Academy

Tell me a bit about West Nottingham Academy.
West Nottingham Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Maryland, US. It was founded 1744 , and currently has about 120 students, 30.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.wna.org.
Does West Nottingham Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
West Nottingham Academy is offering 17 AP courses.

West Nottingham Academy also have 85% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do West Nottingham Academy students typically go for their colleges?
In 2018-2022, some students attended University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, University of California: Berkeley, Swarthmore College and New York University.
What is the application requirement for West Nottingham Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, West Nottingham Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for West Nottingham Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for West Nottingham Academy in 2024 is $73,140 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@wna.org .
Where is West Nottingham Academy located?
West Nottingham Academy is located in the State of Maryland of USA. The closest major city is Baltimore, which is about 38 miles away from school. Most families can choose Baltimore-Washington International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is West Nottingham Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, West Nottingham Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 225 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also West Nottingham Academy has been favorited by 89 users.
How to start with an application with West Nottingham Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about West Nottingham Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit West Nottingham Academy’s official site: http://www.wna.org or call them at 410-658-4901.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to West Nottingham Academy?
Yes, here are few: St. Andrew's School, DE, Oldfields School and Westtown School.

The closest major city is Baltimore. You can find out more schools near Baltimore here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for West Nottingham Academy?
The overall rating for West Nottingham Academy is B.

The section ratings of West Nottingham Academy are:
B for Matriculation
B for Academics
B- for Extracurriculum
A- for Community
B+ for Students and Parents reviews
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