Registration for Ware Academys Preschool Now Open

Registration for Ware Academys preschool programs are now open for 3 and 4-year-olds enrolling in the 2013-2014 school year.

Ware Academy, an independent school founded in 1949 and located just one mile from Gloucester, Va.s historic Main Street district, offers education for 3-year-olds enrolled in preschool studies through eighth grade.

Half and full day preschool programs are available.

Preschool at Ware Academy includes a structure curriculum, Spanish, dance, physical education, hands on learning experiences and art classes.

Students must be 3 or 4-years-old by Sept. 30 and be fully potty trained.

Interested in learning more about Ware Academy? Start the application process by visiting Ware Academy online at, call the independent school at 804.693.3825 or email Ginger James, Director of Admissions, at gjames(at)wareacademy(dot)org.

I encourage parents to schedule a visit and take a tour of the school, even in the summer, James said. Bring the little ones. Let them see the classrooms, play on the playground and get a feel for their first school before their first day arrives.

Cant visit? Ware Academy will mail prospective families a full application packet.

The admission packet includes an application form, $ 75 non-refundable application fee, copy of the applicants birth certificate and a completed parent questionnaire form.

Admission season remains open for all other grades, James said. Students applying to kindergarten through eighth grade will be assessed in math, writing and reading and receive appropriate academic placement.

Financial aid is also available. Scholarships are also often offered to new and returning students. Current parents who refer a new family to Ware Academy can earn credit toward their tuition.

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Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucesters historic Courthouse district, Ware Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade independent school. The 19-acre campus is widely recognized by its signature farmhouse called Noland Hall, which houses the administrative offices, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, music and art classrooms.

The Lower and Middle Schools are located in Waddell, Thomas, and Pickett Halls, with athletics, physical education and drama classes held in Kilborn Hall.

In addition to classrooms, Ware offers a fully outfitted computer lab, a science laboratory and a 1,000-square-foot library. The athletic program includes soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, lacrosse and golf.

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.