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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Address
3373 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
Telephone
(757) 539-8789

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,275
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid
$6,045
From 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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Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1220
81 responses
Average ACT
29
36 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Band
    15%
  • Volleyball
    15%
  • Basketball
    15%
  • Field Day
    8%
  • Lacrosse
    8%
  • Baseball
    8%
  • Master of the Colors
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    NG
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    877
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $8,840
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    58%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $68,089
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,083
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $238,200
    National
    $184,700

    Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Reviews

    44 reviews
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    I loved NSA when my student started in middle school under the old headmaster and still love the teachers and students. The new headmaster is uncommunicative, secretive and has no background in education. Teachers are unhappy with the lack of leadership and it shows. Good teachers are leaving or being let go. Based on where money is being spent, athletics are deemed more important than academics. Students who misbehave are allowed to stay in school because their parents are donors or related to someone in the administration. Some students are still given academic awards regardless of past acts of cheating. It's a shame to see what poor leadership has done to a once great school.
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    I have been going to NSA since I was five years old, and although I haven't experienced any other learning environment, I can genuinely say this is a great school. The faculty at this school care about the students and listen to their ideas to make it a better place. I am challenged every day by my peers and feel prepared for collegiate level academics. The college counselors have made the college admissions process as easy and stress free as possible. The culture at NSA is unique in the sense that it strives for not only academic excellence but also excellence in the arts and athletics. The admissions office offers many forms of financial aid, sending the strong message that this school is not just for rich students, but for scholars who strive for excellence and truly want to be at this school. Nansemond-Suffolk is a small school, but it has some truly big ideas.
    When I attended (from K-12, having graduated a few years ago), I experienced an alarmingly high amount of bullying, racism, drug use, and administrative hypocrisy. If you're going to pay over $10,000 for your child to go to a first-rate school, I would sincerely urge you to look elsewhere (some options in the area being Norfolk Academy and Cape Henry Collegiate). There was not enough of a culture of a constant quest for learning and self-improvement. At the end of the day, a culture of achievement and genuine civility is what separates a thriving, satisfied student body from one with inferior values (e.g. one which places undue importance on athletics-based social hierarchies and blind reverence for [demonstrably corrupt] authority). In summary, I strongly encourage you to consider other schools with higher average test scores and more welcoming, academic cultures.