Wilmington Academy Of Arts & Sciences
- The Wilmington Academy of Arts & Sciences (WAAS) in Wilmington, North Carolina is an independent private school for academically motivated and gifted students in grades four through eight.
- In partnership with supportive families, WAAS offers a challenging and nurturing environment for students of academic and personal promise.
- WAAS fosters the abilities, imagination and motivation of each student so that he or she may grow academically and personally.
- The Wilmington Academy of Arts & Sciences (WAAS) operates on the belief that children are successful in educational settings that are created to meet their specific needs. Meeting the middle school population's needs drives the school's format and structure; meeting each student's learning needs drives the daily lessons.
- Making a positive difference in the middle school years makes a positive difference in the rest of the student's life.
- The goals at WAAS are to create a learning environment that inspires and encourages students to become life long learners and help them to be confident and competent in all skills.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other special emphasis association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 4-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||GIfted Students|
|Total Students||72 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||7 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Advanced Courses||Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, Spanish 1, Earth and Environmental, Biology 1,|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$9,550|
|Tuition Notes||A one time long term building maintenance fee is added to the first tuition. Depending on the grade of the student, it could range from $100.00 -$500.00. The price is determined by how long the student could attend our school.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Beth Upton|
|Admissions Associate||Stephanne Marsh|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||7 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Lego Robotics Club, MathCounts, National History Day, Science Olympiad (Elementary and Middle School), Speech and Art Competitions, Tennis Club (Male and Females), Writing MathCounts, Writing, Lego Robotics Club,|
National History Day,
Science Olympiad (Elementary and Middle School),
Speech and Art Competitions,
Tennis Club (Male and Females),
- Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences (WAAS) serves students in grades 4-8 who are academically gifted and/or highly motivated. Typically, our students score 85-99% on the IOWA Assessments. WAAS students appreciate the fast paced, advanced and rigorous curriculum that prepares them for high school and college. If students attend all three years of middle school at WAAS, then they can earn up to five high school course credits. In addition to being an environment where success breeds success, students build and strengthen their skills in organization, time management, reading, writing, critical thinking, public speaking, technology and research.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- WilmingtonGrades: NS-12 | 616 students
3900 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
- WilmingtonGrades: PK-8 | 415 students
806 Piner Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
- ShallotteGrades: K-9 | 46 students
Po Box 1988
Shallotte, NC 28459
- WilmingtonGrades: PK-8 | 245 students
217 South 4th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
- WilmingtonGrades: PK-9 | 74 students
423 N. 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
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