(757) 899-5401

Tidewater Academy

217 W. Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888


Monday - Friday

Tidewater Academy is located in Sussex County, Virginia along US Route 460. We have been serving students in central and southeastern Virginia for 56 years.

Our PreK-Grade 12 classrooms are extraordinary places of learning. Talented staff provide students with high academic and behavioral expectations, and a solid educational foundation.

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Tidewater Academy is first and foremost a school where students are happy, confident, and enthusiastic learners.  Our talented and caring educators are excited about teaching and dedicated to their students.

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With an average of 10 students per teacher, our small classes promote focused attention, individual instruction, and academic success.

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Nurturing Success

While our teachers aim to ensure students reach their full potential academically,  they also teach them they can be successful in many different ways.  Students will explore fine arts, engineering, technology, athletics, student government, community service, and leadership opportunities.

"We provide a safe and happy environment ~ where each student is a name, not a number ~ where children can be themselves and thrive ~ where all students acquire the educational foundation needed for lifetime success."

"Tidewater Academy offers students a college preparatory foundation that fosters a lifelong love of learning and instills family core values and good citizenship in their communities. This education best prepares students for the challenges they may face in an ever-changing world. Tidewater Academy admits qualified students without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or gender." It's our mission.