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

Inclusivity and Multiculturalism

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At NSA, students are engaged in their personal growth, inspired to discover their passions and empowered to make a difference in the world using their diverse backgrounds, knowledge and experiences.

We aspire to be a school community that values and practices the tenets of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice for all as well as one that practices the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice. Our community is on a journey to grow and learn together to create a sense of belonging for all.

Our community is on a journey to grow and learn together to create a sense of belonging for all.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Action

Did You Know?


of NSA's students are students of color


NSA has nearly doubled students of color in the last decade


The Board of Trustees has quadrupled the number of trustees of color over the last decade


NSA's tuition assistance budget has more than doubled in size over the past 10 years


Tuition assistance awarded for the 2019–2020 school year to make an NSA education more accessible to a wider range of families of all backgrounds


The average need-based tuition assistance award in 2019-2020. Awards range from $500 to over $8,000 and do not have to be repaid.

Support DEI at NSA

NSA received an anonymous gift of $50,000 to establish a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Endowment Fund. The donor will match each gift $1 for $1, up to an additional $50,000 through September of 2021. Please click on the link below to make an online donation and participate in this challenge. On the giving form, please select Annual Fund and check the box for diversity, equity and inclusion. We greatly appreciate your support and your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy!

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Meet Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team

Our DEI team is composed of members of the faculty, staff and administration who represent diverse genders, religions, races, sexual orientations and identities as well as cultural and ethnic backgrounds in an effort to be representative of our entire student body.