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Our Mission

The mission of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is to provide an academically rigorous college preparatory education in an atmosphere fostering moral character, respect, responsibility and compassion. With a commitment to honor above all, the Academy seeks to develop and inspire leaders who value diversity, creativity, scholastic excellence and community service.


Pre-Kindergarten - 12
Founded in 1966
Non-profit, Non-sectarian
Tax-exempt Independent School
Number of students: 745
Annual Budget: $10 million
Financial Aid: Offered $980,000 this year
Faculty/Staff: 163 professional faculty and staff
Over 1/2 of the faculty have advanced degrees


100% of graduates attend a university, college or school
Class size
Approximately 15 students in Upper School
18 in Lower School
Teacher student ratio - 1:11
Upper School: TBA
Middle School: TBA
Lower School: TBA
11% (113) of student population is minority
Geographical Information
Boykins 1
Carrollton 23
Ivor 2
Windsor 33
Courtland 2
Franklin 25
Corapeake 1
Edenton 2
Carrsville 8
Portsmouth 53
Gates/Hobsville 3
Sunbury 7
Zuni 8
Smithfield 87
Virginia Beach 1
Chesapeake 84
Moyock 2
Suffolk 625
Newport News 1
Norfolk 1



National Association of Independent Schools

Virginia Association of Independent Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


Before and after school care
Summer Camp
Bus Transportation serving Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Franklin, Suffolk, Edenton and Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Activity Bus transportation for afterschool clubs, academics and athletics
Alumni Representation
Total Number: 127 (12.5%) of student body
Faculty/Staff Representation
Total Number: 59 (6%) of student body

The school fields 47 sports teams with an average of 85% of the student body participating in some form of organized athletics on the JJV, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. Full-participation athletic program offers students the opportunity to play on sports teams from 7th-12th grade.
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