We put the JOY in learning.

Does your child love learning and crave something more? Does your child dread going to school? Is your child not being challenged?

Walk into any one of our classrooms at any point, and you will see students engaged, smiling, and loving to learn. The joy in our classrooms is palpable.

Because we do not emphasize standardized testing, our students are able to drive the instruction. We offer an environment where students can excel and reach their highest potential.

Rather than sitting still at a desk, completing worksheets, our students are conducting experiments, engineering, creating…all while learning at a pace that matches their intellect.

WAAS is the only school in Wilmington dedicated solely to the gifted, talented and highly-motivated student.  Come check us out. You and your student will love what you see.


WAAS Apparel Order Time!

From now until June 30, you may order WAAS apparel!  Shipping is added to your bill,  and your order will be delivered to your home by August 1. This clothing usually runs true to size with minimal shrinkage, but I do recommend that you allow growing room. Please note...

Now Hiring

Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences, a small, non public school which offers a challenging and nurturing environment,  is seeking applications for the Middle School Social Studies position. We are looking for a creative and experienced  teacher with a current NC...

Director's Corner

“WAAS is awesome because it is so interactive! We are always out of our seats doing hands-on activities instead of worksheets. I love coming to school because I am challenged every day. I love my school.”

~Sarah Kate B., 4th grade student~