About

At A Glance

Located in Northeastern Maryland in close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest private boarding and day school in the United States.  For nearly 275 years, West Nottingham has been educating students for success in college and life beyond.

Our Students
  • 2017-18 Enrollment: 130 students; 55 percent boys, 45 percent girls
  • Residential population: 70 percent of students live on campus, 30 percent attend as day students from surrounding counties
  • International population: About 40 percent of our students come from countries outside of the United States.  For the 2017-18 academic year. international students represent 17 countries, including Poland, Lithuania, and Brazil.
  • Financial Aid: West Nottingham awards nearly $1 million in tuition assistance.  Approximately 40 percent of our students receive financial aid.
Our Campus
  • West Nottingham is located within one hour of Baltimore and Philadelphia, 90 minutes of Washington, D.C., and 2.5 hours of New York City.
  • Campus size: 100 acres in rural Maryland
  • Faculty/student ratio: 1:7; average class size is 11 students
  • Advanced Placement: 13 courses offered
  • Accreditations and affiliations: Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Small Boarding Schools Association
Athletics
  • Mascot: Reggie the Ram
  • School colors: maroon and white
  • Co-curicular opportunities: 22 teams and club to join, including robotics, Student Environmental Council (SEC), yearbook, and drama
College Counseling
  • One-hundred percent of the Class of 2017 matriculated to the college or university of their choice.
  • Schools recently attended by graduates: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pace University, University of California Berkeley