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West Nottingham Academy

Call: 410-658-5556
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West Nottingham Academy
West Nottingham Academy
West Nottingham Academy
West Nottingham Academy

At a glance

Location Colora, MD
Tuition $46,100
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 40%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Endowment $3,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 52%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 130

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 13

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 30*
Average SAT Score (Math) 549
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 556
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 8
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Baltimore MD Area
Lehigh Valley PA Area
Philadelphia PA Area
Southeastern Pennsylvania
Southern New Jersey
Washington DC Area
Wilmington DE Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1744
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 120
Head of School Stephen J. Brotschul, III
Endowment $3,000,000

History

West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is a small college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12, between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Founded in 1744, WNA is the oldest boarding school in America.

At West Nottingham we love helping students who enjoy being challenged and sharing their educational journey with others. You certainly don’t need to know everything, but you do have to be curious and passionate about learning.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 32
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 61%
Faculty with doctorate 1
Faculty with masters 22
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 13
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Business
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Drama
Earth Science
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Humanities
International Relations
Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Studio Art
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
English Literature
French Language
Physics B
Spanish Language
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 130
Boys 66
Girls 64
% Boys/Girls 51%/49%
Boarding Students 87
Day Students 43
International
Brazil
China
Germany
Italy
Korea
Other (Finland)
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine
United States
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Other(Mid-Atlantic)
% of Students of Color 18%
% of International Students 37%

Admission

E-mail admissions@wna.org
Web Address www.wna.org
Director of Admission Nancy Nolan
Admission Application Apply to West Nottingham Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) February 10
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 52%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 84%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $17,600
Boarding Student Tuition $46,100
International Student Tuition $44,564

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 549
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 556
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 534
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations University of Maryland - James Madison University - Oberlin - Wellesley - NYU - Brandeis - Carnegie-Mellon - Penn State - American University - Ithaca - USC - University of Delaware - Elon - University of Connecticut - University of Vermont - St. John's University - Syracuse University - Smith College - Colby College - Art Institute of Chicago - University of Wisconsin.
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
independent competitive sports
lacrosse
soccer
volleyball
Recreational Sports
cheer and pom
cycling
figure skating
fitness
hiking
karate
martial arts
mixed sports
outdoor club/skills
sand volleyball
table tennis
tennis
walking
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Literary Magazine
Photography Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

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  • Jan 23, 2014
    Current Student/Year Graduated: 2014

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with West Nottingham Academy: I had a lot of fun and ultimately did a lot of work at WNA. Between dances, sports, clubs, homework, tests and your senior research paper (12-15 pages long) you do a lot. The active community really helps you prepare for college life.

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Contact Info

Phone 410-658-5556
Address 1079 Firetower Rd - Colora, MD 21917
Website www.wna.org 
Email admissions@wna.org 
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