A high school experience and competitive skating - you CAN have both!

at West Nottingham Academy, an exceptional school!

We're a college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12 just 18 miles from Newark, DE, home of the University of Delaware's Rust Arena and "The Pond".

West Nottingham Academy, in consultation with the Ice Skating Science Development Center at the University of Delaware, has developed an academic support program to provide world-class education for world-class skaters. Athletes travel from throughout the country and around the world to train and develop in this premiere program.


  • Daily transportation services* to and from the UD Training Center or The Pond
  • A school course load to fit your training schedule. Complete most of of your WNA coursework during the academic year a 6th course during the summer if necessary
  • Complete academic support and college counseling to help you prepare for the next step
  • A faculty advisor and evening study hall proctors (if boarding) to help manage classes and homework
  • Small classes with a 1:7 faculty/student ratio; outstanding teachers
  • Diversity - students from throughout our region & around the world.
  • A safe and caring community - A real home away from home, and a community that supports the pursuit of your passion for skating
  • The complete high school experience! - classes, prom, student life - all while continuing your training!


Founded in 1744, West Nottingham is the oldest boarding school in America. Former students include artists, governors, professional athletes, and two signers of The Declaration of Independence. We invite you to wander through our website to learn more about the school's past and, most importantly, the vibrant educational community which we are today.


The Academy provides need-based financial aid to approximately 40% of our families.

Please note that skating and coaching fees are paid directly to the University of Delaware and not to WNA.

Skaters and families who are serious about their training but also wish for a more complete academic and social high school experience can find it under the Academy's Skating Support Program. You don't have to choose between training or high school anymore - now you can do both!

To learn more about this exciting program including price and how WNA may be the perfect fit for you and your family, email us at admissions@wna.org or call our admission office at (410) 658-9279. For additional information regarding the coaching staff and summer program at the University of Delaware please contact: ud-skating@udel.edu.

*Additional fees apply. Click here for one-way and round-trip costs.

West Nottingham Academy
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917

© 2013 West Nottingham Academy
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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