2019-2020 Admissions

(2020-2021 Admissions information will come out in late August 2019 – Stay Tuned!)

Thank you for your interest in Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our Admissions Office is committed to making your family’s experience as personalized and informative as possible.

Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences offers a challenging and nurturing environment for academically gifted and highly motivated learners in grades 4-8. 


For the 2019-2020 school year, application files that were completed by October 23, 2018, will receive priority consideration.  Application files completed after October 23, 2018, will be automatically placed on a waiting list and reviewed as space is available. Please contact the Director to learn more.


Set up an appointment for a tour of the school
, if this has not already occurred. Call us at 910-392-3139 or email the Director at waasdirector@wilmingtonacademy.org.

Complete an Application, Parent Assessment, and Student Essay
. Return the completed documents, picture of student, and $100 non-refundable application fee to the Admissions Office. You can pick up an admissions packet at the school or you can download the important application forms here.

Admissions Procedures 2019-2020

Admissions Application 2019-2020

Parent Assessment 2019-2020

Student Essay 2019-2020

Submit the Authorization for the Release of Student Records Form
 to your child’s previous and/or present school(s). The Authorization for the Release of Student Records allows Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences to receive report cards, previous testing results, and/or transcripts from the applicant’s previous and/or present school(s). If you would prefer, WAAS can submit the form on your behalf.

Authorization for Release of Records 2019-2020

If your student attends or attended a private school, send two Teacher Recommendation
 forms to your child’s current or former teachers. Ask the teachers to promptly return the form to Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Admissions Office. (Public Schools usually do not provide teacher references.)

Teacher Recommendation Form 2019-2020

STEPS 5 & 6
The Admissions Office will contact applicants to schedule testing once the application is received and reviewed.  The Admissions Office will also contact applicants to schedule a shadow day once the application is reviewed. Please contact the Director with any questions.