The Academic Program at West Nottingham is founded in the traditional curriculum found at most schools but takes advantage of the unique environment that WNA can offer. Our students take strong foundational classes in English, History, STEM, World Language, Arts, and Business with options for advanced study and AP level work. As students progress through their high school years, more and more opportunities emerge for students to customize their classes so that by the junior and senior years, all students choose multiple electives and have the opportunity to plan and execute their own independent study programs based on their own personal passions. Anchoring this diverse curriculum, each student participates in the WNA Core program by grade level which develops leadership skills through a four-year focus on creativity, teamwork, innovation, and entrepreneurism. Put together, this framework allows for students to have a rigorous education that provides both a common groundwork and unique courses to ensure success in the 21st century world.
The WNA INSPIRE Visiting Scholars Program empowers students to become agents of change by developing connections with multidisciplinary professionals that motivate future endeavors.
Through our Casa Laxmi advisors and WNA alumni, professors, scientists, educators, business leaders, artists, and other professionals are invited to deliver a presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and connections. We are committed to enveloping WNA students with brilliant minds and talent and encouraging them to establish a professional network while a student on campus and beyond.
All West Nottingham Academy community members are welcome and encouraged to attend each event. The schedule for 2023-24 will be released soon and all will be live streamed.
Note: The dates, names, biographies and topics for the Visiting Dignitaries program will be published soon.
Beginning with the 2023-24 school year, West Nottingham Academy juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in an out-of-school, individually designed internship by capitalizing on our connections with Casa Laxmi advisors and WNA alumni.
This program allows upperclass students to design an experience aligned with their passion and goals and gain active and direct working experience. This is a selective program for which there may be additional costs and fees.
Trips and Expeditions
Beginning with the 2023-24 school year, West Nottingham Academy will offer a variety of academic trips, visits, outdoor activities, and extended expeditions. This is a selective program for which there will be additional costs and fees.
Summer @ WNA
Summer is an amazing time at West Nottingham Academy. The campus bustles with summer camps and community members and visitors enjoy our fishing pond, historic nine hole golf course, and disc golf course. Outdoor and indoor air conditioned facilities are available for rent. Please contact our business office.
West Nottingham Academy’s Summer STEM Camp engages and excites students as they learn by doing. Engineering, programming, 3D printing, biophysics, discrete math and more, are all offered in this immersion into the essentials of educational experiences in the 21st century. WNA Summer STEM program will focus on collaborative learning in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
Students will jump into the creative process by taking their own idea and turning it into a creation made by their hands. Students will be given challenges designed to provoke creative thinking and problem solving. Through the important process of design, development, testing, and troubleshooting, students will learn resilience and self-confidence. By the end of the camp, we want to promote a new growth mindset in our young students—one that sees challenges as opportunities and ideas as potential realities.
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.