Facts & Figures
Founded in 1744, West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is the oldest boarding school in America. WNA is on a beautiful campus near the Chesapeake Bay.
West Nottingham is in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, within ninety minutes of Washington, DC, two-and-a-half hours from New York City, and a sixty-minute drive from Baltimore & Philadelphia.
West Nottingham has been a small, residential school for college-bound students since it was founded in 1744. For more, go to History.
Enrollment: 130 students, grades 9-12; 40% of our students come from countries outside of the United States.
- Financial Aid & Tuition: More than 40% of WNA students receive financial aid.
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:7
Average Class Size: 13
Boarding/Day Pop: 66%/33%
Female/Male Pop: 51/49%
- International Pop: 40%
Distinguished academic programs:
- Chesapeake Learning Center
- English as a Second Language
- 80-20 Program
Interscholastic Sports Offered: 10 including soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, martial arts, cross country, weight training and more. For additional information, go to Athletics.
Student Programs of Note: Culture Credit, Service Learning, and Spartans v. Athenians competition. For more information, please see Student Life.
Effective College Counseling.
Recent graduates have attended a diverse array of schools including: Syracuse University, Dickinson, Wellesley, Ithaca College, New York University, Carnegie-Mellon, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, James Madison University, University of Maryland, Michigan State University.
Environmental Awareness. West Nottingham is an officially designated Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Activities because of our environmental activities and ecologically diverse campus.