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Learn. Live. Grow.

With every student at WNA, we develop a course of study that is rigorous and college-preparatory in scope and direction. Our objective is to inspire curiosity, teach critical-thinking skills, and cultivate a passion for life-long learning that sets the foundation for a life that is both individually fulfilling and intrinsically valuable to the greater community.

We work with students and their families to prepare individualized paths of study to ensure that each student, whether admitted as a freshman or senior, is able to meet our demanding graduation requirements. After careful consideration and consultation, six academic courses are selected for each student from freshmen through senior year. The curriculum meets and usually exceeds state standards, and our Academic Council reviews and augments the college-preparatory curriculum every year. We are accredited by the Association of Maryland and D.C. Independent Schools (AIMS) and Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

WNA’s robust and unique liberal arts curriculum is enhanced by our diverse learners from around the world, by our small class sizes that allow individualized attention, and by our superb faculty. We offer nearly 90 courses including Advanced-Placement (AP) courses geared toward the national exams and Advanced and Honors courses as well.

New Courses and Opportunities for Academic Year 2021-2022

West Nottingham Academy is pleased to announce its efforts to offer a next-generation curriculum that enhances student opportunities to learn about and be involved in quickly-expanding career fields coming in the 2021-2022 School Year.

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Alumni Spotlight


“My WNA experience was amazing in so many ways. It challenged me to grow academically by offering new perspectives on problems inside and outside of the classroom. The classes drifted away from the traditional lecture-style and encouraged discussion-based learning. This teaching method allowed me and many of my peers to feel more confident with our thoughts and more open-minded to new perspectives.” –Rei Osmani, Class of 2018






Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy!


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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