Explore WNA


Explore WNA

From its founding in 1744, the development of the whole student has been at the center of life at West Nottingham Academy. Academics form the core of our program, but the development of each student’s character is addressed in myriad forms from first arrival on campus to graduation day.

Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life. They also mingle freely in social situations, learning about each other’s languages, foods, music, and lifestyles.
Our environmental sustainability program with its community and global ethic and its action oriented approach to student experiences and experiential learning is cutting edge. Our Artist-in-Residence program supported by Eric Fischl, a renowned American painter, is virtually one of a kind. At WNA, we have the best of both worlds: A foundation in history and tradition that starts with the founding of the country and a progressive vision in environmental sustainability, STEM and innovation, and the arts that will propel us into the future. Our students are a globally diverse population who learn what it means to engage with our local community ways they can model all over the planet. Our beautiful campus with its rural location and our less than two hour proximity to three major cities means we have the best of metropolitan culture and peaceful nature as well.
It is our long-standing belief that these many and rich approaches--monitored and supported by a dedicated and well-qualified faculty and staff--best prepare our students for both the next phase of their educations and for full and meaningful lives.

Mission statement

West Nottingham Academy is a diverse, student-centered boarding and day school for young men and women in 9th through 12th grades, 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.

Core values

We do our best to live these values every day and to reinforce them in our students’ lives as well.

Respect leads to Responsibility,
Passion leads to Perseverance,
Spirituality leads to Service,
Together, they assure Integrity

Diversity statement

We, as a community of learners, welcome and value diversity and what it adds to a learning environment.  Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences.  As a 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.