West Nottingham Academy


School Profile

Colora, MD
Teachers (FTE)
S/T Ratio*
Tuition (?)
$48,500 / $18,200 (day)
$55,000 (international)

* This figure may not reflect classroom sizes.

West Nottingham Academy is a rather small school located in Colora, Maryland. It was founded in 1774 by Samuel Finley, a Presbyterian minister. This boarding school is one of the oldest still in operation in the country. The school serves students from grades 9-12 that live both on campus and off. The picturesque tree lined campus is close to the famous Chesapeake Bay. It is also within close proximity to Philadelphia and Baltimore. Because of its age and esteem, they have nurtured some of the greatest men in the country. John Morgan and Richard Stockton were both graduates of this school. Consequently, they were both signers on the Declaration of Independence.

There are roughly 119 students and 19 faculty members here. Though the community is rather small, they do offer a wide variety of sports teams like: Yoga, Soccer, Martial Arts and Lacrosse. The recently added a figure skating program to their eclectic mix of offerings. The school operates under a Nonsectarian religion and offers its services to both boys and girls alike. The tuition is $48,000 for a Maryland based student and $55,000 for an out of state one.

They are known for their upstanding academics and for being an overall pillar in the grouping of boarding schools across the country.

Contact Details
  • 1079 Firetower Rd, Colora, Maryland 21917

  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • State/Regional Independent School Association
  • The Association of Boarding Schools

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Data Source:   NCES: 00580114

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