Why West Nottingham?

With so many choices, why is West Nottingham Academy the right fit for you? Our parents say that West Nottingham Academy is a "gem of a school," particularly in how well the community engages with and serves our students and families.

In a Nutshell...

Our core mission is to help young men and women prepare for the academic, emotional, and social challenges of college life. We approach teaching by encouraging results through hard work and dedication in a supportive and caring environment. And this remains true to our motto: Nihil Sine Labore – Nothing Without Work.

Academic Challenge

WNA provides a college-preparatory curriculum with emphasis on providing greater individual attention than many other schools. An average class size is 11 students with a teacher to student ratio of 1:7, which offers the chance to ask more questions, seek more help, and develop a deeper understanding of a subject. For those students who seek additional academic support for diagnosed learning differences, ADD or ADHD, or below-level performance, the Chesapeake Learning Center offer the opportunity to acquire skills and reach academic poential through individualized programming and coaching.

Faculty Guidance

Our teachers make our school. Faculty and staff are passionate and talented individuals committed to helping each student achieve his or her full potential. They are also the advisors, coaches, and dorm parents who ensure that learning continues well beyond the classroom.  All students meet with an advisor regularly to touch base on all aspects of community life, from academics challenges to social and personal issues.

College Counseling and More

Whether it is finding the right fit, seeking application guidance, setting up campus visits, or preparing for further testing, the College Counseling Office is a valuable resource for all students and families. The college counseling process at WNA is compreheisve and highly personalized.  Additionally, living and learning at WNA offers a glimpse of life beyond high school. With a diverse community, structured time to develop good study habits, and a campus not unlike a small university, life at WNA offers students the opportunities to learn skills they will need to successfully manage life in college and beyond.

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