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!

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 178 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,250
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1964

Student Body

Total Students
178 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Tidewater Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English LAnguage, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP US History
Average SAT score
1200
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K - $5,200 Grades 1-5 - $6,150 Grades 6-12 $6,250
Admissions Director
Emily Pittman

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tidewater Academy cost?

Tidewater Academy's tuition is approximately $6,250 for private students.

What sports does Tidewater Academy offer?

Tidewater Academy offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for Tidewater Academy?

The application deadline for Tidewater Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 178 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,250
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,463 for elementary schools and $17,248 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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