Linked here are the school's most recent updates and responses to the unfolding COVID-19 virus.

For additional information on West Nottingham Academy and the COVID-19 virus, please call 410-658-5556.

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Updates from West Nottingham Academy

5/15/2020 - Community Update 

Hello West Nottingham Community! 

May is upon us, and along with Mother’s Day – Happy Mother’s Day to all WNA moms! – May has brought us both National Teacher’s Day and National Nurse’s Day. Our faculty members and our nurse, Willow Gilcher, are dedicated professionals who have been working hard to navigate the challenges of the new and unexpected situation brought about by COVID-19. Thank you to Willow, to our teachers, and to nurses and teachers everywhere who are focused on nurturing and educating our young people with care and perseverance through these difficult circumstances.

4/27/2020 - Update from West Nottingham Academy

Dear WNA Community, 

Greetings from WNA's campus. We have much good news to share with you.

Though I know our community life will return to its happy normal at some point in the near future, our always-beautiful campus remains sadly quiet without the energy of our students. Fortunately, we connect with our students regularly through virtual classes. We all know virtual classes cannot equal meeting together in class or engaging in person in all the beyond-the-classroom experiences that a WNA education offers. We look forward to coming together again, and we appreciate all the time and hard work our teachers, staff, and students are doing to make our virtual classes successful across every subject.

4/17/2020 - A message from Dr. Virginia Kennedy, Interm Head of School at WNA

4/15/2020 - Update from Head of School

Dear West Nottingham students, parents, and families,

I tell you often how all of us here on campus—faculty and staff—deeply miss the presence of our students because we speak of it whenever we discuss our situation. The campus is alive with spring sounds and the colors of budding trees and flowers, but it is eerily quiet without the energy of our young people moving through life and classes here at WNA.

4/4/2020 - Update from Head of School

We hope you are staying safe and well in these unsettling times and remembering that as a community, we can support each other and journey safely to the other side of this challenge.

At WNA, our students are embarking on their first week of virtual classes. Teachers have prepared as best as they possibly can to make virtual classes fulfilling educational experiences, even as we know nothing can replace in-person classroom learning with teachers and students together at WNA. I know our students and teachers are armed with patience and determination to surmount whatever difficulties these new and unexpected circumstances present. We also continue to consult as a staff on the best path forward regarding our current May 10 reopening date and will send additional news next week regarding how we plan to proceed.

3/25/2020 Update to prospective students -

Greetings from Colora, Maryland and the campus of West Nottingham Academy. You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in our school, or you work to refer students to outstanding independent schools. 
3/25/2020 Update to alumni and friends -

Hello from our beautiful West Nottingham campus. I hope you and your families are faring well and finding some moments of peace in these difficult times. I have been updating our current parents, students, and families regularly during this health emergency.
3/16/2020 WNA Update - 

As you are all well-aware, the Covid-19 situation has been evolving daily, which requires us to be continually vigilant that we receive and respond to the most accurate information possible and we do so in a reasoned way without panic.
3/11/2020 WNA Update - 

As we explained in our letter last week, since your departure from WNA we have been closely monitoring the evolving health situation of the Covid-19 virus. Public, private, day, boarding, and college/university institutions are making decisions regarding campus closures and best methods of delivering academic instruction based on the specific needs of their communities.
3/5/2020 WNA Update - 

We know that many of you have concerns regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The purpose of this letter is to provide some updates and additional information in order to help you and your family feel better informed and proactively prepared. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this a serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low at this time.

Educational Resources:

A guide to virtual classroom learning
Student Frequently Asked Questions

Activity Resources
XC Training Plans

Student Life Updates:

Student Life Update (4-5-2020)

Health Resources:

In an effort to stay connected and support our community in these challenging times, we have created a secure and confidential way for you to communicate your concerns directly to us. WNA can assist you in finding access to your local agencies that offer support to your family for obtaining health and wellness resources. If you have health or health-assistance related questions or concerns, please contact

AIMS Resources
United States CDC
World Health Organization
Maryland Department of Health
Cecil County Health Department