Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Ware Academy is pleased to announce that it didn’t just meet its fundraising goals during the 2013-2014 academic year, but it far surpassed them, making last year the best fundraising year yet for Gloucester’s only independent day school.
“Ware Academy isn’t just a school in this community,” said Glen Taylor, Ware Academy’s Director of Development. “Ware Academy is a member of this community that supports the arts and education of all the students in it through various programs. The community – our current families, Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, alumni, businesses, organizations and friends of the school – rallied to support the school this year because of those opportunities we provide.”
The school’s signature fundraising events during the 2013-2014 academic year – the annual auction and golf tournament – raised a record amount of funds with the auction coming in at $55,000 and the golf tournament $24,000.
“What’s amazing to see at our fundraising events is the support of people throughout the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck who may not have a child or grandchild at Ware Academy, but who still believe in our mission enough to support what we do,” said Ginger James, Ware Academy’s Director of Admissions and Special Events.
The annual Ware Academy Fund drive, led by Taylor, was the largest and most successful in the school’s history, raising nearly $85,000. The goal was $75,000.
Taylor emphasized that 100 percent of the Board of Trustees, staff and faculty supported the Ware Academy Fund, illustrating the team’s belief in the education and culture of Ware Academy.
At Ware Academy, faculty and staff highlight four key areas that set the school apart for its students from Pre-K 3 to eighth grade – academics, arts, athletics and alumni.
Students at Ware Academy take part in a unique character development program aimed to help teach them leadership from a young age. The academic rigor inside and out of the classroom (thanks to a robust field trip and hands-on learning mission) gives students the foundation they need to be successful at Ware Academy and through whatever high school they attend. It readies students for top-notch colleges and scholarship potential.
The co-curricular offerings, including sports, dance, music, fine arts and more, round out the learning environment for each student. In the 2013-2014 school year, for example, the students puts on two full-scale dance performances for the community and the girls varsity volleyball team went undefeated.
Earlier this year, Ware Academy was recognized for its programming by Virginia Living Magazine, which named the school among the top independent schools in the state.
“We are proud of our teachers and students,” said Thomas L. Thomas, III, Ware Academy’s Head of School. “The children delight in hands-on and applied learning. When our graduates matriculate to secondary school we see them blossom into incredibly confident, gifted young adults.”
For more information about Ware Academy, contact Ginger James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.693.3825. Tours of the campus are available by appointment. Admissions applications are available at http://www.wareacademy.org.
Ware Academy is currently offering $1,000 scholarships to new students who enter the admissions process this month. Contact James for more information.
ABOUT WARE ACADEMY:
Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucester’s historic Courthouse district on a 19-acre campus, Ware Academy is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through eighth grade. Ware Academy empowers each student to achieve academic excellence, emphasizing the development of mind, body and character. The primary objectives are to educate the whole child to his fullest potential and for students to acquire a respect and a desire for learning in order to develop into independent, life long learners in preparation for productive and fulfilled lives.
Founded in 1949, Ware Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, non-sectarian school promoting ethnic and racial diversity. Ware Academy selects students on the basis of academic potential and developmental readiness without regard to race, color, creed, or ethnic origin.
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.
Keep in touch with Ware Academy online at http://www.wareacademy.org, on Facebook at /WareAcademy and on Twitter @WareAcademy1.