West Nottingham Academy
- West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 located between Baltimore and Philadelphia.
- Founded in 1744, WNA is the oldest boarding school in America.
- If you are searching for a close-knit and challenging school to prepare you for college and life, we invite you to learn more.
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- currently in high school I think the size makes it very unique. There are only about 130 students in the whole school which I thought sounded crazy at first, but really appreciated as time went by. You form really. . .
- Currently in High School At West Nottingham Academy the campus has a very "close knit" feeling. When attending WNA you get to know your peers, teachers and their families very quickly. I was a day student for two. . .
- None At West Nottingham Academy, students are required to fulfill two Culture Credits per trimester and fifteen hours of Service Learning per year.Culture Credits are fun weekend activities that students can sign up for that. . .
- none yet West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is very much so unlike any other school I've ever attended. Now that might be because it only has (at most) 150 students per year. But you learn so much, not. . .
- The University of Texas at San Antonio West Nottingham's weekend culture credits were one of the most unique experiences I have ever encountered in my life. By requiring all students to sign up for trips to a historical or educational site during. . .
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2017 School Data
|West Nottingham||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||7-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||100 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||130 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:7||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||14||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$5 million||$17 million|
|Tuition international students||$57,800||$47,425|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$23,000||$22,700|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Feb. 10 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Victoria Sobocinski|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Corinne Kahler|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||10||14|
|Sports||Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||16||23|
|Extracurriculars||Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)|
Club or Organization:
Community Service Club, Green Rams - Environmentalist Club, Memorial Arch Magazine (art & poetry), Music Club, Spartans & Athenians, Spectrum Diversity Committee, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Club, Stage Crew
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleaders, Martial Arts / Self-Defense, Outdoor Adventure - Biking / Climbing, Recreational Golf, Recreational Tennis
- LD types supported: ADHD, ADD, Executive Functioning, language based, mild learning differences
- School accreditations: Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- Samuel Finley - Founder of WNA and 5th president of Princeton University
- Benjamin Rush - Signer of the Declaration of Independence and prominent early physician
- Richard Stockton - Signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Ebenezer Hazzard - 1st United States Postmaster General
- William Shippen & John Morgan - Founders of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School
- Alexander Martin - Former governor of North Carolina
- Josh Boone - NCAA Champion (UCONN), Former NBA Player (Nets)
- Ross Cameron - President of Charms Candy
- Eric Fischl - World renowned artist and sculptor
- Taylor Crothers - Professional photographer, famous for working with the Dave Matthews Band and Phish
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Grades: 8-12 | 235 students 89.5 miles17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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