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

Upper School Curriculum

Through a challenging, college preparatory curriculum, Upper School students are empowered to discover and pursue their passions.

The Upper School curriculum emphasizes essential skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, research, collaboration and written and oral communication. In addition, rich offerings in the visual and performing arts nurture creative thinking and expression. The students follow a hybrid block schedule and are able to select courses each year to match their interests and academic goals. 

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy teacher

Our passionate educators are committed to your student's academic, social and character development.

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The Sandra F. Birdsong Center for Academic Excellence

Learning Support

The Sandra F. Birdsong Center for Academic Excellence provides accommodations and instructional strategies to ensure the success of all students. The Center works closely with students, parents, teachers and the administration to formulate learning plans for students who need additional support. A meeting is scheduled with the faculty at the beginning of the year to discuss student needs. Counselors, advisors and teachers can also recommend that students take study skills classes. The Center also acts as a liaison for students who need support but do not need to take a study skills class. Academic liaison students work to develop time management skills, self-advocacy skills and organizational strategies throughout their Upper School careers.   

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