International & ESL Admission
Welcome! We are so pleased that you are interested in West Nottingham Academy, the oldest boarding school in America. With so many choices here in the United States and abroad, few can offer the level of individualized attention which WNA has provided for so many years. We believe that stronger language aquisition comes from greater attention to each student and a commitment from the entire school community to encourage development of those skills throughout the day. Our English as a Second Language program supplements our curriculum.
Please take time to visit these web pages, view our student photos and learn more about our school. Those families and consultants wishing to submit an application may do so online through this website. As an alternative we also accept the Common Application through SSATB or TABS. We encourage you to contact our office at anytime with your questions and look forward to speaking with you soon.
We are a small, boarding and day school for 120 students in grades 9-12 located one hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore and 90 minutes from Washington D.C. Founded in 1744, West Nottingham is the oldest boarding school in America with two signers of the Declaration of Independence counted among its earliest students.
Because we are a smaller school, your son or daughter will study at a school where they will receive far greater individual attention and feel safe and comfortable living and learning in preparation for university.
The admission decision is based on grades, test scores, recommendations, and an interview.
A complete application includes:
- Online Application
- 3 Teacher Recommendations (included in application)
- TOEFL or SSAT Scores
- Interview - via SKYPE or in person.
WHEN DO I RECEIVE AN I-20?
Signed I-20's are issued to each new student when we receive a signed contract and non-refundable deposit to hold their place here at the school. It is sent by DHL and we can provide a tracking number.
TUITION / FEES
Boarding Tuition: $42,380
International Student Fee: $ 2,184
English as Second Language (ESL): $ 8,424
West Nottingham maintains a rolling schedule. However, families are strongly encouraged to begin the application process as early as we do limit the number of applicants from each country. You can complete and submit an application now by clicking the button below.