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


Our Mission

At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion and empowered to make a difference in the world.

Upper School student at graduation

Character is Our Foundation

NSA is committed to the social, emotional and physical development of each student. We are intentional in nurturing each student to reach his or her maximum potential. Our students feel safe, respected and connected to those around them, allowing them to thrive academically, artistically, athletically and socially. Our faculty and staff embrace their responsibility as role models in setting high standards of character. Character is our foundation for Honor Above All.

Community is Our Hallmark

NSA is a dedicated and supportive community of students joined by loyal faculty and staff, parents, alumni, trustees and friends. We are committed to one another, bound by our traditions and devoted to our belief in Honor Above All. With shared purposes and principles, we seek to improve our school, our community, our society, our environment and our world through our compassion, philanthropy and leadership.

Teacher working with a student

Excellence is Our Standard

From our programs and pedagogy to our personnel and operations, NSA strives for excellence in all aspects of the Saints' experience. All members of the NSA family are committed to achieving their highest potential and helping students to do the same.

Upper School Robotics Team at a competition

Discovery is Our Passion

NSA commits to providing our students with challenging and inspiring programs that support students in achieving their potential in college and life. Our environment fosters a love of learning and intellectual exploration, where students aren't afraid to try new things.