Ware Academy Admission Season Open for 2013-2014 School Year

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Tours of the Gloucester, VA-based independent school are available throughout the summer.

Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucester’s historic Courthouse district, Ware Academy is a Pre-K through 8th Grade independent school.

In addition to a core curriculum of language arts, math, science, social studies and foreign language, students are exposed to the fine and performing arts, technology, library science, interscholastic athletic competition, and individual sports.

Ware Academy is pleased to announce it will continue to accept applications for the 2013-2014 school year throughout the summer.

Ware Academy, an independent school founded in 1949 and located just one mile from Gloucester, Va.’s historic courthouse district, offers education for 3-year-olds enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten studies through eighth grade.

“We are proud to be part of this community and honored each time a student and their family chooses Ware Academy,” said Thomas. L. Thomas, III, Ware Academy’s Head of School. “As soon as students start in our primary school, we emphasize the importance of community so that by the time our eighth graders leave us, they have a genuine desire not only to learn, but to also give back.”

Interested in learning more about Ware Academy? Start the application process by visiting Ware Academy online at http://www.wareacademy.org, call the independent school at 804.693.3825 or email Ginger James, Director of Admissions, at gjames(at)wareacademy(dot)org.

“I encourage parents to schedule a visit and take a tour of the school and see our incredible academic and enrichment programs,” James said. “We can also set up a meeting with our Head of School, any teacher you’d like to learn more from or just watch the children in action.”

May 20 to May 24 marks the last full week of classes at Ware Academy, James said, but prospective parents are encouraged to come tour the campus even through the summer months.

“The academic program is rigorous,” James said. “In addition to a core curriculum of language arts, math, science, social studies and foreign language, students are exposed to the fine and performing arts, technology, library science, interscholastic athletic competition, and individual sports.”

Can’t visit? Ware Academy will mail prospective families a full application packet.
The admission application includes an application form, $75 non-refundable application fee, copy of the applicant’s birth certificate and a completed parent questionnaire form.

For students transferring in from other schools, Ware Academy requires a transcript mailed directly from the student’s current school and a teacher recommendation.
Students applying to kindergarten through eighth grade will be assessed in math, writing and reading and receive appropriate academic placement.

“Every effort is made to ensure that Ware Academy and the student are well matched and that the applicant will have a successful experience as a Ware Wave,” Thomas said.

Financial aid is also available. Scholarships are also often offered to new and returning students. Current parents who refer a new family to Ware Academy can earn credit toward their tuition.

For more information, visit http://www.wareacademy.org/admissions. To learn more about the community of Ware Academy and its families, visit http://www.facebook.com/WareAcademy.

ABOUT WARE ACADEMY:
Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucester’s historic Courthouse district, Ware Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade independent school. The 19-acre campus is widely recognized by its signature farmhouse called Noland Hall, which houses the administrative offices, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, music and art classrooms.

The Lower and Middle Schools are located in Waddell, Thomas, and Pickett Halls, with athletics, physical education and drama classes held in Kilborn Hall.

In addition to classrooms, Ware offers a fully outfitted computer lab, a science laboratory and a 1,000-square-foot library. The athletic program includes soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, lacrosse and golf.

Ware Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Education Records Bureau and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. Ware Academy is also a member of the National Middle School Association, the National Junior Honor Society and the Association of Supervision in Curriculum Development.

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