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Historically Rich Maryland Boarding and Day School for grades 9-12 and PG

Established in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the longest-standing boarding and day school in the United States. Offering educational opportunities to high school-aged and post graduate students, our school boasts rigorous and college preparatory academics. Located within only a few hours of major metropolitan cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City, our rural campus offers students the best of both worlds.

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Open House and Visiting Our Campus

Our doors are always open to prospective students and their families. Please let us know when you plan to visit campus at a time of your choosing by emailing admissions@wna.org.
Can’t make it to campus? We’ll be hosting ongoing campus tours through FaceTime and Skype in order to allow families to get a glimpse into WNA from the comfort of home. Contact admissions@wna.org for more information.

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Student Life

A WNA experience goes beyond the classroom. After the academic day is done, students can enrich their academic experience with a wide array of extracurricular activities right here on campus.

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Our Mission

To inspire and educate students to become socially aware leaders and innovators, who positively impact their communities around the world.

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.


We sustain the Earth that sustains us. WNA’s focuses on building sustainability ethics in our students and community. Our sustainability ethics are defined by the 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Reciprocity.

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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.

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