Ware Academy

7936 John Clayton Memorial Hwy
Gloucester, VA 23061-0230
Tel: (804)693-3825
Grades: PK-8 | 147 students
Ware Academy is a college preparatory school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school empowers each student to achieve academic excellence, emphasizing the development of mind, body and character.
The primary objectives are to educate the whole child to his fullest potential and for students to acquire a respect and a desire for learning in order to develop into independent, life long learners in preparation for productive and fulfilled lives.
The school embraces and appreciates that students possess individual styles.
Ware Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, non-sectarian independent school founded in 1949.
The school promotes ethnic and racial diversity.
Moralistic and ethical principles are fostered, enriching students to develop integrity, empathy and compassion for all living things.
Ware selects students on the basis of academic potential and developmental readiness without regard to race, color, creed, or ethnic origin.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Ware Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Dawn R. Fleet


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drums, Guitar Lessons, Violin Drums, Guitar Lessons, Violin,

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Christchurch School (13.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Majesty Christian Academy (5.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gloucester Montessori School (6.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gloucester
    Majesty Christian Academy
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: K | 29 students
    5.3 miles
    10487 Harcum Rd
    Gloucester, VA 23061
  • Gloucester
    Grades: PK-3 | 23 students
    6.4 miles
    Po Box 1510
    Gloucester, VA 23061
  • Christchurch
    Grades: 9-12 | 210 students
    13.2 miles
    49 Seahorse Lane
    Christchurch, VA 23031
  • Yorktown
    Grace Episcopal Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-KG | 46 students
    14 miles
    Po Box 123
    Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Williamsburg
    Child Education - Develpmt Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 75 students
    14.8 miles
    1679 Merrimac Trail
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

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