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.
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-5|
|Total Students||645 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 16%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||49 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||24 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$5,300|
|Admissions Director||Lauren Haas|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Wake Forest Grades: PK-8 | 203 students
520 W Holding Ave
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919)556-7613 1.7 PK-8
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!
- Posted by Parent - melis