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


Cross Country Team

Our Athletic Program Prioritizes Collaboration and Sportsmanship

Athletics play an integral role in the NSA experience. Every interested student has an opportunity to become involved in the athletic program as a player, manager, statistician or athletic training student aide. While exploring their passions, students are able to develop important life skills, such as responsibility, leadership, perseverance and working with others toward a common goal. Our highly-qualified, compassionate coaches emphasize respect, teamwork, courage, integrity and determination on and off the field and courts. Discover how NSA athletics can help your student excel.

Athletic Teams and Schedules

NSA offers an extensive athletic program in grades 6-12 with over 50 teams in 15 sports.

Facilities and Leadership

Our Main Campus is situated on 100-acres and includes six playing fields, two gyms, an outdoor tennis complex with six courts and a weight room.

Alumni in College

We're committed to providing students with the right resources and the support to continue their athletic careers in college. 

Being part of a team has taught me responsibility and accountability. Everyone else on the team is counting on you to fulfill your role. If one person isn’t doing their job, the whole team will suffer because of it. Sports have also taught me how to face and overcome adversity. A lot of times in sports, not everything is going your way, but you must continue to play and figure out how to succeed."

Walker Wood ’20

Fast Facts


of students in grades 6-12 compete in athletics






State championships since 2018


Conference championships since 2018


Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools


Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association 


Saints have moved on to the collegiate level in the last five years

In the News

Cam Bergen’s Perfect Night at the Plate Propels NSA to Win Over Lawrence Academy

NSA’s bottom third of the lineup came up huge in the Saints 10-6 victory over Lawrence Academy Friday. Leading the charge was sophomore Cam Bergen '26. The sophomore shortstop went a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate, with two RBI and scoring one himself. The combination of Bergen, Noah Brooks '27, and Matthew Elswick '24 accounted for six of the team’s 12 runs, scored two runs and knocked in six.

Read More about Cam Bergen’s Perfect Night at the Plate Propels NSA to Win Over Lawrence Academy
Marin McGowan '25

On a perfect spring day, the sound of softballs clapping the inside of a catcher’s glove filled the air along Pruden as Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Marin McGowan’s '25 12 strikeout day helped propel the Saints to an 8-1 win over the Kenston Forest Kavaliers Wednesday. The NSA Lady Saints are locked in as they look to capture the fifth consecutive state title.

Read More about NSA Defeats Kenston Forest on Strength of Marin McGowan's 12 K's
Cole Christiansen '16 and family after AFC Championship game

Most kids only dream about making it to the Super Bowl, but for former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy star Cole Christiansen '16, getting to the big game is old hat at this point. The former Saint and Army product was part of the Chiefs practice squad last year when Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Christiansen was elevated to the active roster and will travel with the Chiefs to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII, where he and his teammates hope to become the first back-to-back champions since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 2003-2004 team.

Read More about NSA Alumnus Has a Chance to Become Repeat Super Bowl Champion