Tidewater Academy

Po Box 1000 217 Church Street,
Wakefield, VA, 23888-0238
Tel: (757)899-5401
Grades: PK - 12 | 186 students
Tidewater Academy is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, non-profit day school offering preschool through twelfth grade.
Tidewater Academy provides its students a college-preparatory educational foundation that fosters a lifelong love of learning, while instilling the core values of family, community, and good citizenship, best preparing them for the challenges of an ever-changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 186 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Tidewater Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 12%
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses AP Government,  AP Calculus,  AP English Literature,  AP English LAnguage,  AP US History  
Average SAT score 1640
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,900
Tuition Notes Tuition for K-5 is $6375, grades 6-12 is $6575.
% on Financial Aid 99%
Admissions Director Robyn Croft
Admissions Associate Gail Ford-Westbrook

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFootball,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. FCA, SGA, Forensics, Scholastic Bowl FCA, SGA, Forensics, Scholastic Bowl,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Church School (12.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rock Church School (12.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rock Church School (12.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended June 20, 2012 - Tidewater is an amazing school and it has given me so much. It still has a ways to go but it can reach it''s goals with more students. I strongly recommend Tidewater Academy to everyone. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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