West Nottingham Academy's Mission and Core Values

West Nottingham Academy is a diverse, student-centered, boarding and day school for young men and women in grades 9-12 and post-graduate. Since its founding in 1744, the Academy has prepared students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a commitment to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each student.

Diversity Statement

Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences. As an historically inclusive Academy, West Nottingham respects and supports the ethical and educational importance of a multicultural curriculum and co-curricular program in accordance with its mission statement and core values.

Core Values:

At West Nottingham, we encourage the entire school community to fully embrace the following core values:

Respect leads to Responsibility

Passion leads to Perseverance

Spirituality leads to Service

Together, they assure Integrity

If we have Respect for ourselves and for each other, for our things and for those of others, for our world and all that is in it, then we take Responsibility for our actions, and for the stewardship of those in need and that which needs to be done.

If we have Passion for that which we do, then we Persevere in the event of a setback; we do it until we get it right, until it is done well.

Whether long standing or newly born, whether deep or just there, Spirituality is an awareness of more than ourselves, of being a small part of a greater whole, and calls us to Service, sharing in the greater whole, making us more complete.

And that completeness is Integrity.

West Nottingham Academy
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917

© 2013 West Nottingham Academy
phone: (410) 658–5556
fax: (866) 381–3684
admissions@wna.org

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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