Visitor Information

How to Arrive

West Nottingham Academy is easily accessible by car (via Interstate 95 or Route 1). If you are traveling from further destinations, we recommend BWI (Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Airport) or PHL (Philadelphia Airport). Both airports are approximately one hour from campus. Amtrak services Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland, while the Marc train operates weekdays out of nearby Perryville to and from Washington, DC. Megabus, with service to New York City, has a convenient stop at the University of Delaware, approximately 25 minutes from campus.

Hotel Accommodations

Comfort Inn (10 minutes from campus)
One Center Drive
North East, MD 21901
Exit 100, off I-95

Holiday Inn Express (10 minutes from campus)
101 Hotel Plaza
North East, MD 21901
Exit 100 off I-95

Best Western North East Inn (10 minutes from campus)
39 Elwoods Road
North East, Maryland 21901
Exit 100 off I-95

Where to Eat

Rising Sun (4 miles from campus)

  • Buck's (seafood, steak, salad, great crab bisque), 410-658-2825
  • Kilby Cream (ice cream), 410-658-8874

Port Deposit (6 miles from campus)

Havre de Grace (11 miles from campus)

North East (12 miles from campus)

Charlestown (13 miles from campus)

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    • TueAug22 Tuesdays at 7 Campus Tours and Info Session 7:00 PMDurigg Plaza
    • TueAug29 Tuesdays at 7 Campus Tours and Info Session 7:00 PMDurigg Plaza
    • TueSep05 Tuesdays at 7 Campus Tours and Info Session 7:00 PMDurigg Plaza
After one of the best seasons in recent school history, the WNA Boys' team ran hard to win the MIL Championship. Maxwell '18 finished first overall with a personal and WNA course record time of 18:40. Three other WNA runners also earned first team all conference honors for their performances in the championship race. Congratulations are also in order for our boys soccer team who took home their 5th conference championship in a row with a 5-0 over Tri-State Christian Academy!
Weekend activities are confirmed for this year's celebration of parents and alumni for Homecoming 2016. Beginning Friday, October14, parents will have the opportunity to visit with classroom teachers for 1-1 appointments, attend a college counseling presentation, and listen to a performance of our Academy Singers, while finishing the day with an Oktoberfest hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Banks in Gayley House. On Saturday, October 15th the admission office will offer an Open House from 11:00 - 1:00. Parents and Alumni will enjoy athletic contests for volleyball, cross country and soccer beginning at 11:00. Alumni are welcome to a tailgating reception at Gayley House beginning at 2:00. Those remaining on campus in the late afternoon will have the pleasure of enjoying a community softball game. The public is invited and welcome to attend athletic events on Saturday.
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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