West Nottingham Academy

  • Maryland


1079 Firetower Road
United States

About Us

West Nottingham Academy (WNA) is located in Maryland at the north point of the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, an hour from either Philadelphia or Baltimore. WNA is situated on a 100-acre ecologically diverse campus in the rolling farmlands of northwest Cecil County. WNA provides a safe and nurturing environment to about 100 residential students and 30 day students. WNA, a 9th through 12th grade coeducational boarding and day school, was established in 1744 and is the oldest boarding school in the United States. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and through a commitment to individual intellectual, spiritual and social growth. Last year, 120 students were enrolled, 37 percent from overseas.