Prince William Academy

Prince William Academy prepares students for a rapidly changing global environment.
Our curriculum is set one grade level ahead of the public school standard and our teachers successfuly provide differentiated learning that incorporates elements of Montessori, IB, and digital technologies.
Our phonics based curriculum begins with our 2 year old students along with our language program (Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin) through the 8th grade. Our hands-on approach to curriculum aligns with the standards of the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Program (candidate school).
The educational environment at Prince William Academy is designed to celebrate the uniqueness of each child and every family in our community.
Prince William Academy is accredited by the Virginia Council for Private Schools, the Virginia Independent Schools Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the American Camp Association.
PWA is also a candidate for accreditation by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Sothern Association of Colleges and Schools.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 165 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Prince William Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(White PWA polo shirt and blue bottoms. )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $925
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary based on hours and days selected. Please call to schedule a tour, learn about the curriculum, and review tuition costs. Prince William Academy offers structured before and after school care for an additional fee.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Amanda Pischel


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Martial Arts, SoccerBasketballDance,
Martial ArtsSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Basketball, Chess, Dance, Engineering for Kids Program, Martial arts class, Musical Instruments, Painting, Running Club, Small Group Tutoring, Soccer, Structured After School Program, Yoga Basketball, Chess, Dance, Painting, Running Club, Soccer, Yoga, Engineering for Kids Program,
Martial arts class,
Musical Instruments,
Small Group Tutoring,
Structured After School Program,

School Notes

  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1 (Preschool), 15 to 1 (elementary/middle). Languages: Arabic, Mandarin, French and Spanish. Extensive before and afterschool care program. 
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (6 reviews)
5.0 Stars   05/17/16
This is my son's third year at PWA. My husband, my son, and I all love the school and teachers. My son is progressing very quickly. I feel that the advanced teaching is so beneficial to the kids. They can absorb so much information. What I love most about the school is that my child never seems to be frustrated or feels overwhelmed. He has started Kindergarten this year and is already reading (beginners), knows addition, subtraction, and some multiplication, is getting better at sounding words out so he can spell and write out sentences. He absolutely loves going to school which means to me that he is a happy student. He takes Spanish class on a daily basis and takes Mandarin weekly. There is also before and aftercare provided so I do not need to stress about rushing home from work to make sure he cared for. Unfortunately, the before/aftercare programs have had two hourly increases within the last year so my husband and I are trying to pick him up as soon as we can. My son does enjoy the aftercare program because he has a chance to play with the other kids from other classes. Improvements that can be made: Online accounts for parent/child. Enabling parents to see previous payments, pay online (w/o any additional fees). More Montessori teaching for each grade level
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5.0 Stars   03/17/16
Prince William Academy has been a Godsend for our family! We were relocated in December 2015, with no family nearby or familiarity with schools/childcare options. We initially had our daughters in a childcare center, however after 4 weeks had to find an alternative due to lack of structure and care. I attended a preschool fair at the local library and met the PWA representatives. My daughters are now enrolled in the Jr. K and Preschool 2s classes. The curriculum is structured and very well rounded and includes gym, language arts and cultural diversity. PWA is not just a school, they are a family and part of the community. PWA offers before school starting at 6am and after school until 630pm, they do their best to offer childcare on snow days as well. Lunch can be provided at the school if desired. The pre/post school and snow day childcare options are not available anywhere else. PWA has given my husband and I peace of mind knowing our daughters are cared for in a nurturing and loving environment and being taught by very dedicated and skilled educators. The teachers truly care about each and every child. PWA keeps parents informed with weekly emails regarding school news and lesson plans. In this day and age, when both parents work (or when there is a single parent) it is a blessing to know PWA is there to help you juggle all aspects of childcare in addition to providing a top notch education experience.
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5.0 Stars   01/19/16
A wonderful school ! If you are looking for small class sizes, Loving staff, High standards of achievement and excellence .. Look no further . Both my sons attend this school and we are extremely pleased at the high standards of education that are maintained in a very family friendly environment. Our children are not just numbers . Their teachers cared very much about their grades, level of understanding , ensuring that concepts were very clear to them. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone who is looking to get away from the below average don't care indifferent callous environment of the public school system .
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5.0 Stars   10/28/14
My daughter thrives at Prince William Academy! The advanced curriculum is excellent and daily Spanish classes are a bonus. We are fortunate to have found this school and would recommend it to everyone.
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5.0 Stars   10/28/14
I highly recommend PWA to all parents who are searching for a school that truly cares about your child. The curriculum at Prince William Academy is above the rest! My child is currently enrolled in the elementary program. The teachers are great and my child receives individualized instruction. The classes are small and students participate in music, art, PE and technology classes weekly. PWA also has a dynamic World Language Program.
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5.0 Stars   06/20/14
Prince William Academy is the best private school in Woodbridge. This school not only has very challenging and advanced curriculum but also offers 5 languages. This is our second year at Prince William Academy and my child loves this school. The Principal and the staff are highly educated with College Degrees, very professional, very helpful and they treat students and parents with lot of respect. We feel fortunate that our child attends this school. We highly recommend this school to all the parents looking for good private school.
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