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About Ware Academy

Founded in 1949, Ware Academy is a non-profit, co-educational, independent day school for students three years of age through Eighth Grade.

The primary objectives are to educate the whole child to his or her fullest potential and for students to acquire a respect and a desire for learning in order to develop into independent, life-long learners in preparation to lead fulfilled lives. 

We Proudly Believe:

Ware Academy provides classes for Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Eighth grade. Providing a strong foundation of academics, Character Development, Arts, Physical Education, and much more.

Ware Academy provides a healthy learning environment where students become independent learners with a strong sense of self. Take a few moments to learn what Ware has to offer your child.

Ware Academy provides classes for Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Eighth grade. Providing a strong foundation of academics, Character Development, Arts, Physical Education, and much more.

Ware Academy provides a healthy learning environment where students become independent learners with a strong sense of self. Take a few moments to learn what Ware has to offer your child.

Lower School

The Lower School is comprised of pre-K through fourth grades and provides the essential building blocks required for academic success in later years. Additionally, it ensures substantive gains towards intellectual, social, and emotional development.

Upper School

Grades five through eight ensure confidence through the development of leadership skills, accountability, responsibility, competence, and independence with a rigorous curriculum and inspired instruction.


Home School

Ware Academy now offers a supplemental Homeschool Program called Wavelength to students in grades Sixth through Eighth. Students enrolled in this program are eligible to participate in electives, physical education, and athletics. This program is available by Trimester.

Character Education

The Character Education Program uses positive reinforcement to teach students lifelong character lessons regarding values and morals which are integrated into the school’s curriculum. Each month, students focus on a particular character trait. Stories, role-playing, and writing activities expand the students’ understanding of that month’s trait. Students are recognized for these traits throughout the year.

Academic Excellence

Ware Academy focuses on educating the “whole child” through a rigorous program that develops life-long learners in a safe and nurturing environment. The comprehensive curriculum concentrates on 21st Century skills integrating the arts, technology, and physical well being.

Community Engagement

When you come to Ware Academy, you join the Ware Family. Students build meaningful relationships across all grade levels, as well as with the faculty and staff.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

Ware Academy offers a range of co-curricular activities. Programs such as Art, Music, Dance, P.E., Library, Technology, and Foreign Language all complement Ware’s academic curriculum. Beginning in Upper School, students add electives to their core classes, which include:

Virginia Naturally

Ware Academy has been recognized by Virginia Naturally for the past seven years! This recognition clearly indicates Ware Academy’s commitment to our environment.

Project-Based & Experiential Learning

Students engage in real world, inquiry-based projects which focus on open-ended questions that challenge students to obtain a deeper understanding of content and engage in reflection.

Capstone Project & Expedition

Capstone is a culminating, project-based, experiential project which requires students to use prior skills to make transdisciplinary connections to create an educational campaign that informs and encourages community members to consider their actions as they relate to land and water resources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region.