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Number of Students

130 (45% international)

SAT Average (Out of 1600)




West Nottingham Academy

Private Boarding School – Colora , Maryland

Founded in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest private boarding school in the USA. An intimate community setting, the school’s talented faculty help students achieve success intellectually and socially. West Nottingham’s academic programs are a mix of traditional college preparatory with a liberal arts approach that creates innovative hands-on learning. Offering a wide array of Honors and Advanced Placement courses, the Academy strives for excellence in all its students.

The school is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States near the scenic Chesapeake Bay. The facilities on the 100 acre campus of West Nottingham Academy include a students’ center, a science center, an amphitheater, and more.

Sports and Arts
West Nottingham Academy works with its athletes to develop an academic support program to ensure the world-class athletes are getting world-class education. All freshmen participate in the Freshman Humanities Art and Music courses, where they learn about the culture of historical periods to deepen their understanding of the people, while creating art and composing music.

Dormitories and Student Life
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: 2,7654
County website: County of Cecil

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

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students

130 (45% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offers Diploma Year Program


School Uniform


Campus Size

100 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average (Out of 1600)


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Music Theory - AP
  • Studio Art - AP
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Humanities
  • Music - Composition
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

AP Courses

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


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • 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, American University, Boston College, Boston University, University of California, University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Washington University, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, Miami University of Ohio, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia University, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of San Francisco, Syracuse University, University of Virginia, Washington College

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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