Tidewater Academy

Tidewater Academy, located in Sussex County, Virginia along US Route 460, has been serving students in central and southeastern Virginia for over 50 years. Tidewater's PreK-Grade 12 classrooms are extraordinary places of learning, where students are happy, confident, and enthusiastic learners and caring educators are excited about teaching. Talented faculty and staff provide students with high academic and behavioral expectations, and a solid educational foundation. With an average of 10 students per teacher, Tidewater Academy's small classes promote focused attention, individual instruction, and academic success. Tidewater also offers a variety of competitive athletic teams for both boys and girls, and many teams have won their conference championships.  Discover Tidewater Academy at tawarriors.org!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students180 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Tidewater Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
24%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English LAnguage, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP US History
Average SAT score1200
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,950
Tuition NotesK - $4,950 Grades 1-12 - $5,950
Admissions DirectorEmily Pittman

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Blue Crab Bowl, Forensics, National Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl, SGA

School Notes

Tidewater's Goals
  • Provide a thorough academic education with emphasis on preparation for college.
  • Build an understanding and respect for learning.
  • Create in each student a sense of responsibility for effective leadership, good moral character, and an appreciation of spiritual values.
Tidewater's Mission & Accreditation
  • Tidewater Academy provides an engaging curriculum, encourages good citizenship and service to others, and empowers students to be leaders in their communities. Our purpose is to graduate students to be highly competitive for post-graduation career or college pursuits, substantiating a workforce to positively influence their communities.
  • Tidewater Academy admits qualified students without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or gender.
  • Tidewater Academy is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).  As authorized by the Virginia Board of Education, the Virginia Council for Private Education recognizes VAIS accreditation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  VAIS promotes educational, ethical, and professional excellence in Virginia's best independent schools.  VAIS accreditation is recognized at the national level through the National Association of Independent Schools.  Tidewater Academy has earned a multi-year VAIS accreditation.

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