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Number of Students

130 (45% international)

SAT Average




West Nottingham Academy

Private Boarding School – Colora , Maryland

Founded in 1744, West Nottingham is the oldest boarding school in the nation! WNA is co-educational, serving 130 students in grades 9-12. Approximately 70% of our students board, with about 50% of our population from around the globe. Dedicated to the intellectual and social growth of each student, WNA is an intimate yet diverse community providing differentiated instruction and intensive subject exploration. WNA supports students with learning differences through the premiere Chesapeake Learning Center that includes individualized coaching, programming and counseling. Our ESL program includes a two year program in English Communication. With a "physics-first" philosophy, West Nottingham Academy is also proud of our Humanities class which is offered to all 9th-graders, a strong Art department, close to a dozen AP courses, a focus on service learning and competitive athletics. Nestled just off of Interstate 95 close to the Susquehanna River and the tip of the Chesapeake Bay, West Nottingham's beautiful campus is within an hour's drive of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, and under two hours from Washington DC.

Dormitories and Student Residences
Students live in one of four residence halls. Each dormitory hall is fully equipped with all the essential creature comforts: flat-screen TVs, a lounge, washer/dryer, kitchenette, and internet access.

Colora is a small town located in the county of Cecil one hour northeast of Baltimore.

Area population: 2,700
County website: County of Cecil

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Late May

School Facts

Founded in 1744

Student Population


Number of Students

130 (45% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

100 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Studio Art
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Humanities Arts and Music
  • Music Composition
  • Photagraphy I and II
  • Studio I and II

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Zumba

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Admission Ambassadors
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Photography
  • Service Learning
  • Team Competition of Spartans and Athenians
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

University of Alabama, State University of New York - Albany, American University, Boston College, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, State University of New York - Buffalo, University of California - Davis, University of California - Irvine, University of California - San Diego, University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Washington University, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Lehigh University, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, Miami University of Ohio, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia University, Purdue University, Rider University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of San Francisco, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, University of Virginia, Washington College, College of William and Mary

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Baltimore – Washington International Airport (BWI)
For Details Visit Website:   West Nottingham Academy

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