Welcome to the admission section and the next step in learning and discovering why West Nottingham Academy is an exceptional school. The admission office is ready to assist you in setting up a campus visit and managing the admission process. During the process, we will also introduce you to current students, current parents, teachers and coaches.

Once you arrive on campus, whether you are traveling from nearby Rising Sun or Bel Air, Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia or halfway around the world, you will marvel at the beauty and big blue skies of our rural campus. Steeped in history and tradition, you will find our facilities modern, and our community welcoming and engaging. You will soon discover that we are committed to each student's success.

At West Nottingham our students are challenged, yet not overwhelmed. They nestle into a curriculum that is designed just for them. Our academic program has both traditional and progressive elements. The Chesapeake Learning Center, the Skating Program and our ESL offerings provide our students with the support the additional support that assures success. Our athletic program guarantees participation; our clubs, activities, Culture Credit and Service Learning programs make the boarding (or day) experience complete. 7 days a week!

The good news: we still have a few selected spots available for the 2016-17 academic year. It's not too late to join us!

Our Philosophy and Mission

West Nottingham Academy is a diverse, student-centered, boarding and day school for young men and women in grades 9-12. Since its founding in 1744, the Academy has prepared students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a commitment to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each student.

Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences. As an historically inclusive Academy, West Nottingham respects and supports the ethical and educational importance of a multicultural curriculum and co-curricular program in accordance with its mission statement and core values.

A West Nottingham education can be affordable! Each year the Academy awards close to $1,000,000 in need-based financial aid, and close to 40% of our student body receives support with tuition assistance.

West Nottingham Academy
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917

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phone: (410) 658–5556
fax: (866) 381–3684

Established in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States. We are a 9-12 grade co-educational boarding and day school located in Northeastern Maryland, an hour's drive from either Philadelphia or Baltimore, 90 minutes from Washington DC and just over two hours from New York City.

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