A College Preparatory Private School with Two Campuses in Suffolk, VA. Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Welcome to NSA

Bernie standing in front of the Upper School

Head of School Mike Barclay


Nansemond-Suffolk Academy proudly welcomed Michael R. Barclay to his new role as head of school in July 2023. Since his appointment in October 2022, he has been preparing for this role by engaging in thoughtful conversations with many members of the NSA community, by attending special events and activities and by working closely with our previous head of school, Debbie Russell, to ensure a seamless transition. In the coming months, Mr. Barclay is looking forward to meeting and getting to know every member of our community.

"Whether you are a member of our strong alumni network or your NSA journey is just beginning, I am looking forward to getting to know you and learning your unique NSA story. As the new head of school, I am honored to work with you and continue to grow our incredible community that is welcoming to all and second to none."

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