Residental Life

Living in one of our four residence halls (East, West, Rush, & Rowland) gives students the perfect chance to get ready for college life: living with a roommate, sharing in community decisions, managing day-to-day challenges, and getting to know students from throughout the region and around the world. By the time our students get to college, they are pros  at this whole “living away from home” thing!

Each dormitory hall is fully equipped with all the essential creature comforts: flat-screen TVs, a lounge, washer/dryer, kitchenette, and internet access, but it’s the real life connections you’ll make with other students and with your dorm parents that make boarding school life so rewarding. It’s the students (hey…this means you!) who play the biggest role in creating the residence hall culture so it’s essential to dive into lots of dorm activities right from day one.

Student leaders called prefects are available to help new students get acclimated and to assist dorm parents in maintaining a safe, healthy, and fun dorm environment. Prefects are a great resource if a student has forgotten check in time for study hall, or if they need to borrow a few quarters to do laundry. Prefects also have a lot of experience and training on how to live in a community setting, so they’re a big help when it comes to making friends…or figuring out the best way to ask a roommate to please turn the music down.

Most importantly, all dormitories include faculty residences - as many as four - in both East and West dorms.  

Contact our admissions office to arrange a visit and tour our residence halls. We think you’ll like what you see.

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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