Why West Nottingham?
With so many choices, why is West Nottingham right for you?
In a Nutshell...
Just an hour from Baltimore & Philadelphia, West Nottingham Academy is a small school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. Our core mission is to help young men and women prepare for the academic, emotional and social challenges of college life. Our approach, encouraging results through hard work and dedication in a supportive and caring environment, remains true to our motto: Nihil Sine Labore – Nothing Without Work.
WNA’s provides a college-preparatory curriculum with emphasis on providing greater individual attention than many other schools. A teacher/student ratio of 1:7 offers the chance to ask more questions, get more help and develop a deeper understanding of a subject. Click here to learn more.
Our faculty members are passionate and talented teachers committed to helping each student achieve his or her full potential. They are also the advisors and coaches who assure that learning continues well beyond the classroom. To help make sure that no student ever gets forgotten or lost in the shuffle, every student begins his or her day by meeting with their faculty advisor to hear announcements, review homework or just say hello and see how things are going - a small difference that goes a long way. Meet some of our faculty members and students by clicking here .
College Counseling -The next step
SAT and ACT review courses, campus visits, application guidance, or just discussing which school is right for your son or daughter – we will help you every step of the way. Click here for more information, including a list of recent college acceptances.
College-Prep Plus - Life at WNA
Preparing for college is about hitting the books, but it’s also about knowing what life will be like once you get there. With students from all around the world, structured study halls to help develop good study habits, and a campus that looks more like a small college, life at WNA will teach your son or daughter the skills they’ll need to successfully manage life in college and beyond.
Boarding School for Day Students? Absolutely!
WNA offers many programs and activities during the week and on weekends for all students and most day students find themselves coming back on the weekends to go on trips, hang out with friends and even stay overnight in the dorms! Museums, sports events, malls, movie theatres and more - we don't close once the school day ends. Athletic contests, opportunities for culture credits and service learning keep weekends full and active.
History & Tradition
The history of West Nottingham is the history of our region and nation. Founded in 1744 by the Rev. Samuel Finley (later 5th president of Princeton University), the little school that started in a log cabin educated some of our founding fathers, including Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton - both signers of The Declaration of Independence. Click for more on our history. More recent alums include Brookings Institution founder, Robert S. Brookings; world-renowned painter, Eric Fischl; decorated WWII hero, Richard R. Hallock; and NBA basketball player, Josh Boone.
Choosing Your School -
Finding the right fit.
Of course a brochure or web site can only tell you so much. The true nature of any school can be seen and heard in the faces and words of its students and teachers. We invite you to meet members of our community and tour our campus. Or, you may choose to take advantage of a shadow day
- a great way for your son or daughter to “test drive”
for a day with a current student and see what it’s really like here. We look forward to your visit.
To learn more, call 410/658-9279 or click here .