Student Life

Going to class, studying, and hanging out…it all adds up to the West Nottingham Way. School days at West Nottingham are pretty busy and most students quickly learn how important it is to keep track of their schedules. Between classes and in the evenings students find time to catch up with friends, get a head start on coursework, or just relax.

Weekend Activities

Because we are located right in-between Baltimore and Philadelphia, there’s always plenty to do. Catch a film, visit an art gallery, go shopping, or hang out with friends—every weekend offers time to relax and have some fun.

At West Nottingham, students are required to fulfil a minimum of hours in volunteer service. Just about every student surpases that minimum, as the opportunties to give back to our community abound. Every weekend, at least one opportunity to serve is open to all students.

West Nottingham also offers a Culture Credit program. Each student is asked to attend two culturally enriching events per trimester have included our Music at Nottingham concert series, trips to the Smithsonian and other D.C. attractions, performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra, excursions to the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and more. Typical weekend activities include trips to museums, malls, movies, sporting events, theaters, and on-campus activities such as movies in Helena Hall, dances in the Old Slaybaugh schoolhouse, bonfires, and Spartans & Athenians competitions.

Have a new idea for a trip or special weekend event? Just let us know and we’ll work to make it happen!

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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