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
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students877 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeNansemond-Suffolk Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses20 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$5,561
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, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.46 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Assist 3D, Basketball Club, Battle of the Brains, Breast Cancer Awareness, Checkers Club, Class Officers, Connecting with Kids, Cross Language Club, Debate Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, E-Sports Club, Film Club, First Lego League Robotics, Forensics Team, French Club, GSA/Hero Club, Haiti Club, Helping Hands Club, Honor Council, Indoor Soccer Club, Judicial Council, Math Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, NFL Club, Operation Smile, Outreach360 Club, PATH Club, Ping Pong Club, Project for Awesome Club, Right Brain Club, Robotics Club, Roc Solid Club, SADD Club, Saints Broadcasting Network, Self-Defense Club, SPCA Club, Spectrum (Literary Magazine), Student Council, Ultimate Frisbee Club

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

School Notes

  • The Academy provides an educational environment that is academically rigorous and driven by intellectual curiosity; that cultivates among its members social awareness and the virtues of responsibility, respect, compassion, and honor; that fosters a lifetime commitment to learning and service; and that instills a sense of pride in individual and group accomplishment. The ultimate goal is for each student to reach his or her potential: academically, physically, emotionally, socially, morally, and creatively.

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