West Nottingham Academy

Our Mission

SINCE 1744

Founded in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States, offering a unique educational experience for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. Nestled on a picturesque campus in rural Maryland, our mission is to ignite passion, inspire success, and cultivate community through a diverse curriculum featuring over 120 courses, including a renowned Ignite, Inspire, Art Program.

With a remarkable 5:1 student-teacher ratio, we ensure personalized attention for academic excellence and personal growth. Our modern facilities support a vibrant student life, fully equipped for both academic pursuits and artistic exploration.

If you are considering enrolling in our private school, we warmly invite you for a Campus Visit.

Numbers Speak

Our Purpose

Find Your Passion & Unleash Your Potential

Creative Exploration

Hear From Our Students

Pau '23 Student

Until I came to West Nottingham, I never knew a place far from my home could feel so much like home.

Eric '66 Student

West Nottingham Academy believed in me before I believed in

Shawntil and Jay P '24  Parent

West Nottingham Academy allows my son to take ownership of
his education.

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