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)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 186 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Tidewater Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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

Yearly Tuition Cost $4,900
Tuition Notes Tuition for K-5 is $6375, grades 6-12 is $6575.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Robyn Croft
Admissions Associate Gail Ford-Westbrook


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


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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  • Franklin
    Grades: PK-12 | 37 students
    12.5 miles
    130 Lakeview Rd
    Franklin, VA 23851
  • Courtland
    Grades: PK-12 | 294 students
    13.2 miles
    26495 Old Plank Rd
    Courtland, VA 23837
  • Yale
    Yale Sda School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 2-9 | 17 students
    17.6 miles
    19183 Courthouse Rd
    Yale, VA 23897
  • Suffolk
    Grades: PK-12 | 810 students
    20.9 miles
    3373 Pruden Blvd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
  • Suffolk
    Grades: K-12 | 210 students
    24.1 miles
    237 N Main St
    Suffolk, VA 23434

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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.
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