Thales Academy - Wake Forest

  • The mission of Thales Academy is to provide an excellent and affordable education for students in Pre-K to 12th grades through the use of Direct Instruction and a Classical Curriculum that embodies traditional American values.
  • Thales provides a rigorous academic environment that fosters ethical behavior, critical thinking, virtuous leadership, lifelong learning, and truth seeking with a firm foundation in cognitive, non-cognitive, and technical skills.
  • As a result, Thales Academy students are well prepared to succeed in higher education, career, and life while positively impacting the world around them.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded2007

Student Body

Total Students645 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Thales Academy - Wake Forest Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size24 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,300
Admissions DirectorLauren Haas
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wake Forest
    Grades: PK-8 | 203 students
    1.7 miles
    520 W Holding Ave
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    1.7 PK-8
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 1432 students
    5.3 miles
    7300 Perry Creek Road
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    5.3 PK-12
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 1189 students
    7.9 miles
    7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    7.9 PK-12
  • Raleigh
    Trinity Academy
    Trinity Academy Photo - Innovative Classical Learning in an Authentic Christian Community
    Grades: PK-12 | 369 students
    11 miles
    10224 Baileywick Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27613
    11 PK-12
  • Cary
    Grades: 6-12 | 753 students
    17.2 miles
    1500 N Harrison Avenue
    Cary, NC 27513
    17.2 6-12

School Reviews

My son just started attending Thales-Apex this year (6th grade) after going to a public school in Wake County. We were very unhappy with the new cc curriculum that NC, along with most other states, adopted. My son always made straight A's until this new curriculum was introduced, at which point he started to really struggle. There was no structure in the public school and the lessons were very unorganized, nor were the students allowed to bring text books home so that parents could help. We finally made the choice to move to a private school and we wanted one that was small where my son wouldn't be just another face. Thales is the perfect size and they are very much like a large "family" where they welcome new students with open arms. The direct instruction is wonderful and very easy for my son to follow and he is back to making straight A's. He has a few struggles from time to time but the teachers will always stay late to help the students or pull them aside during electives for help. There is a lot of homework, which at times can make it hard for him with trying to juggles sports and downtime, but I think it is really good for him. I also love the structure that this school brings, teaching organization and having actual due dates, etc. is very crucial for you kids. We couldn't be happier that we found Thales!
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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $8,379 for elementary schools and $10,495 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).