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West Nottingham Academy

West Nottingham Academy

West Nottingham Academy

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West Nottingham Academy

1079 Firetower Rd, Colora, MD 21917, USA


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West Nottingham Academy

Located in the picturesque state of Maryland (U.S.), West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is an independent boarding and day school that specializes in a fulfilling student experience on a safe, 100-acre campus. Founded in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the longest-standing boarding school in the United States with the newest ideas about education. 

Today, West Nottingham Academy's objective is to inspire curiosity, teach critical-thinking skills, and cultivate a passion for life-long learning that sets the foundation for a life that is both individually fulfilling and intrinsically valuable to the greater community. For high school-aged students and postgraduates, WNA’s robust and unique liberal arts curriculum is enhanced by our diverse learners from around the world, by our small class sizes that allow individualized attention, and by our superb faculty. We offer nearly 90 courses including Advanced-Placement (AP) courses geared toward the national exams and Advanced and Honors courses as well. Our cutting-edge Innovation Center, housing our S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program, Artist-in-Residence program, and college-credit partnership with Columbus State University (Columbus, Georgia) set us apart from other schools across the globe. The WNA experience goes beyond the classroom. 

A wide array of extracurricular activities, sports, events, weekend programming, and much more are made available all in order to enhance student participation and prepare students for life after schooling–whether that be in college or in the field. WNA staff and faculty seek to allow students to realize that they are not alone, but rather a part of a community of people trying to solve critical issues in our world. If you are interested in learning more about WNA or would like to apply, please visit:

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