Student Life

Beyond the Classroom


Beyond the Classroom

Going to class, taking time to study, joining in our many co-curricular activities and clubs, and managing a busy social life -- All in the life of a student at West Nottingham Academy! School days at WNA are busy, and students quickly learn how important it is to manage their time and create healthy habits and routines.

Students plan and participate in campus-wide events as grades, as dorm communities, and as Spartans and Athenians. Each grade organizes a social event, a fundraiser, and a service learning project, assisted by designated faculty advisors. Such events can include dances and seasonal and community events.

WNA hosts many student-led clubs on campus, and students are encouraged to find at least one that relates to their interests. If such a club does not exist, students can create their own club! Because clubs are student-organized, they may change from year to year, but some of the current club offerings include:

  • African Jewels
  • All That Music
  • Anime Club
  • Black Students Engaged
  • Business Club
  • Chess Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • CSI: Colora
  • French Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Girls’ Magic
  • Global Citizenship Program
  • International Club
  • Model United Nations
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Natural Philosophy Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Ram Squad
  • Short Film Club 
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Government Association
  • VEX Robotics
  • Yoga Club
  • Youth Activist Club
Students in dormitories on campus experience an additional element of student life through dorm programming and communal living. Our four residence dorms -- girls in East and Rowland Halls, boys in Rush and Heiney Halls -- prepare students for the realities of college life while under the safe guidance of a group of dedicated dorm parents. Living with a roomate, sharing in community decisions, and managing day-to-day social interactions are all part of living in one of our dorms.

Each dormitory is equipped with the essential creature comforts: a student lounge, kitchenette, washers and dryers, a flat-screen television, and internet access. Students play the biggest role in creating residence-hall culture, so it is essential for them to engage in dorm activities from the start. Returning student leaders, called prefects, live in each dorm and are available to help new students navigate the transition into the campus community. Prefects also assist dorm parents in maintaining a safe, healthy, and fun dorm environment.
Corinne Kahler
Co-Director of Student Life
and Enrollment Associate