(757) 899-5401

Tidewater Academy

217 W. Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888

School Hours 7:30 am-3:30 pm

Monday - Friday

Our Mission, Purpose, Principles & Accreditation

Offering a Career and College Preparatory Education, Fully Accredited by VAIS

Our Mission

Tidewater Academy offers students an engaging curriculum, encourages good citizenship and service to others, and empowers students to be leaders in their community.

Tidewater Academy admits qualified students without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or gender.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to graduate students to be highly competitive for post-graduation career or college pursuits, substantiating a workforce to positively influence their communities.

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 is a leader in promoting educational, ethical, and professional excellence for Virginia’s best independent schools.  VAIS accreditation is recognized at the national level by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).  Tidewater Academy has received a multi-year accreditation by VAIS.

Our Principles

Prepare students with an academic foundation in the humanities and sciences; offer students distinctive opportunities to exercise critical thinking, leadership, and civic engagement; develop students’  oral and written communication proficiency; substantiate students’ post-graduate career readiness.