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Nansemond Suffolk Academy

11 December 2012 by

Funny Name, Great Private School

I had the pleasure of meeting with Tracie Thorndike, community relations, coordinator at Nansemond Suffolk Academy for coffee the other morning. We were discussing Military Town Advisor and ways to spotlight private schools that have great programs for military children. Well, I was blown away by how motivated and receptive she was to finding ways to help military kids. Nansemond wants to go beyond a pep rally on Veterans day, to really reaching out to the military kids. We discussed them having get together and special group meetings for parents and kids of military families. We also discussed training the teachers on how to deal with military kids behavior changes while their parent is deployed or gone for longer than a week. This school seems like a great place to send your kids.

This photo is from http://www.nsacademy.org/about-nsa
Nansemond Suffolk Academy's mission 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.

Here are some fun facts about the school:


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
  • Diversity
  •        11% (113) of student population is minority
  • Geographical Information (aka What areas most kids live in)
  •        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

In Suffolk, you can save money on your house price and spend more on a private school education

Most people moving into Hampton Roads don't realize that the northern parts of Suffolk are great affordable places to live. From the list above, most students at Nansemond Suffolk Academy come from Suffolk (625), Smithfield (87), Chesapeake (84), and Portsmouth (53). Check out these North Suffolk neighborhoods with lots of military families: Harbour View Riverfront, Steeplechase, Kempton Park, Burbage Grant and many others.

Click to to read on and off base reviews near Naval Station Norfolk!

About the Author

Cameron A.

Cameron A.

Cameron is the founder of MilitaryTownAdvisor.com. She realized after a tough PCS there needed to be a place where military families can leave insider information for other military families. That's when she created the site: a place for military families to leave reviews about neighborhoods, areas of town, recommend real estate agents, things to do, local businesses and more. Follow her on Facebook or Tweet her @MilTownAdvisor

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