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Tidewater Academy

217 W. Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888

School Hours 7:30 am-3:30 pm

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 59 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."

Founded in 1973, VAIS is the leader in advancing and advocating for independent school education in Virginia. The VAIS accreditation program is one of a select few recognized at the international level through the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). VAIS also is recognized and approved by the Virginia Board of Education through the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).