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Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has a thorough athletic program. Boys and girls in grades 6-12 are eligible to tryout and compete for our school teams. Each program has a varsity team and a JV and/or JJV team. The Saints compete in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) and a majority play at the Division II level for the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA). Many Nansemond-Suffolk student-athletes have continued their career at the NCAA Division I, II and III and NAIA levels.

While academics are the top priority for our student-athletes, we do believe the correct balance between academics and athletics to be beneficial towards a healthy lifestyle and building character. Our coaches are expected to put the student-athletes in a position to be successful through positive leadership, mentorship, sportsmanship and teamwork. The standard for our coaches and student-athletes is to strive for excellence in every aspect of their lives.



List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Thomas Johnson

    Thomas T. W. Johnson 

    Director of Athletics
    539.8789 ext. 3357
  • Photo of Brittany Thornburg

    Brittany Thornburg 

    Assistant Athletic Director
    757.539.8789 ext. 3353
  • Photo of Lindsay Austin

    Lindsay Austin 

    Athletic Trainer
  • Photo of Russell  Edwards

    Russell  Edwards 

    Strength and Conditioning
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory private school located in Suffolk, VA. Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12.