Joseph T. Richards: Laying

Joseph T. Richards: Laying the Tracks for Modern Transportation Other Blogs Leadership Team Joseph T. Richards(1845-1933) As the oldest boarding school in the United States, West Nottingham Academy is truly a special place to learn and to grow as an individual. What establishes WNA as an institution of such historical relevance is the people. The […]

Service Above Self: Teacher and

Service Above Self: Teacher and S.T.E.M. Chair’s Story of Serving as an Educator and Army National Guard Solider Other Blogs Leadership Team There are several things that I learned from my parents growing up in San Antonio, Texas. Two of those things were empowerment and service to one’s community. They empowered my siblings and me […]

My Four Year WNA Experience

My Four Year WNA Experience Other Blogs Leadership Team The first time I visited West Nottingham Academy, I unpacked all my stuff and stayed there for three months. Before then, my entire knowledge of WNA was from Instagram posts and Niche reviews. Despite my unpreparedness—or maybe because of my unpreparedness—my time at WNA became, by far, […]

Col. Richard R. Hallock ’37 – A Legacy of Service

Col. Richard R. Hallock ’37 – A Legacy of Service Other Blogs Leadership Team In May of 2001, Mrs. Richard R. (Myriam) Hallock presented West Nottingham Academy with an extensive collection of papers, medals, and other memorabilia from the military career of her recently deceased husband, Col. Richard R. Hallock, WNA class of 1937. Since […]

Traveling Again

Traveling Again Other Blogs Leadership Team The pandemic first became real to me when I had to cancel my spring break plans to visit my Great Aunt Sylvia and her daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Greg, in the Bay Area. This was the beginning of March of 2020. Aunt Sylvia is the only surviving sibling of my grandmother who passed when I was […]

“Nothing Without Work”: A Reflection on the Life of Kris Johnson

“Nothing Without Work”: A Reflection on the Life of Kris Johnson Other Blogs Leadership Team Portrait of Coach Kris (KJ) Johnson taken in 2018. Everyone’s entitled to an opportunity. Whether that’s a huge opportunity a small opportunity, whatever to get a foot in the door, everyone’s entitled to a chance to prove themselves. Kris Johnson […]


Marathoning Other Blogs Leadership Team Running is a multidisciplinary approach to life.  My decisions and outlook about students and work are absolutely shaped by my experiences in long-distance running. My teaching is now like my running in that hard work is at the core roots of how I design my courses.  The spirit, warm welcoming […]

Press Release: New Academic Program

Press Release: New Academic Program Other Blogs Leadership Team West Nottingham Academy Paves the Way for the Future of Education  COLORA, MARYLAND – June 14, 2022 – Today, West Nottingham Academy, the 278-year-old institution founded by Samuel Finley and attended by signers of the Declaration of Independence, is once again redefining secondary education by implementing […]

2022-2023 Calendars

2022-2023 Calendars Other Blogs Leadership Team The 2022-2023 WNA Academic Calendar has all the essential dates for the upcoming school year. Additionally, please note the 2022-2023 WNA Travel Dates.  As you are planning for your child’s transportation, please pay close attention to the earliest and latest dates and times that a student may arrive on campus or depart […]

Instructions for accessing MySchoolApp

Instructions for accessing MySchoolApp Other Blogs Leadership Team Instructions for parents seeking to access the MySchoolApp can be found here. MySchoolApp will allow parents access to resources including Magnus Health, your child’s schedule, the school calendar, directories, report cards, and contact info. Student Life College Counselling Staff & Faculty Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy! Every […]

WNA Launches Center for Creative Exploration

WNA Launches Center for Creative Exploration Other Blogs Leadership Team Building the School of Tomorrow:West Nottingham Academy, Announces The Center for Creative Exploration Thanks toGenerous Support of Celebrated Artist and Alumnus Eric Fischl The Nation’s longest-standing boarding and day school is on the forefront of education and rewriting the curriculum to best equip students for […]