(757) 899-5401

Tidewater Academy

217 W. Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888


Monday - Friday

About Us

Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success

Our Goals

Tidewater Academy’s goals are defined as follows.

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Accreditation

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 (VCPE) 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 (NAIS).  Tidewater Academy has earned a multi-year VAIS accreditation.

Our Philosophy

A Tidewater Academy education is designed to grow, develop, and change as determined by new world knowledge, new programs of study, new faculty, new resources, and new community opportunities.  Tidewater’s Board of Directors, Head of School, and faculty provide students with a safe 21st century learning environment.  This environment fosters beneficial relationships through collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.  We believe the pursuit and attainment of excellence should be the standard for educating our students.