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Join us at our upcoming events!

Annual Auction and Gala

April 20, 2024

This highly anticipated event is just around the corner!

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Catelyn Penick at

Tickets and tables will go on sale February 9, 2024.


Past Events

21st Annual Golf Tournament

October 27, 2023 @ 9:00AM — 3:30PM

A day on the course to support Ware Academy students!

We are excited to announce our new venue for this fall, and we hope that you make plans to join us at Ford’s Colony. The golf tournament is a community favorite and our second largest fundraiser for the school each year.

Proceeds from the Golf Tournament provide direct funding for the enrichment and educational initiatives that tuition alone does not cover. Your participation in this event is an investment in the education of every child at Ware!

Learn more here.

Annual Auction and Gala

April 22nd, 2023

This year’s annual auction and gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023.  Last year’s event welcomed back eventgoers and achieved a record success.  This year we will gather for an Evening Under the Stars donning black and white apparel.  By popular demand, Snackbar Jones will return to the stage as our live entertainment to rock the night away.

Ware Academy is dedicated to our mission to educate the whole child with an emphasis on rigorous academics and character development. Despite record-high enrollment, the school upholds the traditional values that have become hallmarks of a Ware Academy education.  “ The energy at Ware surpasses any energy in the past, “ says Kim Croxton, Upper School lead teacher. “ We’ve been small, and we’ve grown larger, and we never lose what is special about Ware.” Tuition alone does not fully cover the cost of educating a student at Ware Academy. Our annual Auction is our largest fundraiser each year, proceeds go directly to the school’s academic programs, technology enhancements, the athletic department, and fine and performing arts programs, and are vital to providing a Ware Academy education.

20th Annual Golf Tournament

October 7th, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Can’t take the heat? Neither can we.

We’re playing it cool this year, hosting our 20th annual golf tournament at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club on October 7th at 10:00 AM. Online registration is now open. Golf for the good of Ware Academy!

 Contact Catelyn at catelyn.penick@wareacademy for more information.

Ware Academy Annual Auction

April 23rd, 2022

Ware Academy’s Annual Auction returns on April 23, 2022.  With the theme “Catch the Wave”, we hope to share what Ware Academy Waves have been up to and earn back the reputation as the prominent, local, social event of the year and we would love to have your support!  

Ware Academy prides itself on being a “private school with a public purpose”.

The school creates an educational atmosphere built around the pillars of confidence, leadership, accountability, responsibility, character, and independence.

Tuition alone does not fully cover the cost of educating a student at Ware Academy. Proceeds from our auction go directly to the school’s academic programs, technology enhancements, the athletic department, and the fine and performing arts programs.

Ready to get involved? More information can be found here. 

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Ware Academy

Main Office: (804) 693 - 3825
Address: 7936 John Clayton Memorial Highway Gloucester, VA 23061

Ware Academy is fully accredited, enjoying the benefits of membership with the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Other memberships: Virginia Council of Private Education, National Association of Independent Schools, Education Records Bureau, Secondary Schools Admission Test Board, National Junior Honor Society, Independent School Management, Gloucester Chamber of Commerce and the Gloucester Main Street Association.