Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are challenged and guided to discover their individual talents.
To meet the needs and aspirations of today's students, NSA offers opportunities for leadership, for experiential learning and for students to pursue ideas and interests that inspire them.
Guided by our motto, Honor Above All, students learn to hold high standards for themselves that enable them to reach their maximum potential in college and life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students895 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnestism, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History
Average SAT score1206
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no uniforms, no jeans)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by specific grade levels
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,998
Admissions DirectorMrs. Maggie Prince
Admissions AssociateMrs. Robin Price
Endowment Size$2.5 million


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.59 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A/V Club, Assist 3D, Basketball Club, Battle of the Brains, Boys and Girls Club, Boys' Volleyball, Breast Cancer Awareness, Business Club, Card Games Club, Checkers Club, Class Officers, Connecting with Kids, Cornhole Club, Cross Language Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Environmental Awareness Club, Film Club, First Lego League Robotics, Forensics Team, Four Square Club, French Club, FUN Service Club, GSA/Hero Club, Haiti Club, Helping Hands Club, Honor Council, Indoor Soccer Club, Judicial Council, Math Club, Mental Health Awareness Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, NFL Club, Operation Smile, Outreach360 Club, Ping Pong Club, Right Brain Club, Robotics Club, Roc Solid Club, SADD Club, Save the Animals Today Club, Snowboarding/Ski Club, SPCA Club, Spectrum (Literary Magazine), Spikeball Club, Spirit Club, Stem Club, Student Council, TRASH Club, Travel Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Writers' Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, NoteWorthy (Intermediate Chorus), Theater Arts, Vocal Pointe (Advanced Chorus)

School Notes

  • As a leader in education for more than 50 years, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy partners with families to prepare students for success in college and beyond. Our legacy of academic excellence continues today. To learn more about the NSA experience, please contact the Office of Admissions at or (757)539-8789 to schedule a personal tour today!
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