2019-2020 Admissions

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. 

WHEN TO APPLY:

For the 2020-2021 school year, application files that were completed by October 24, 2019, will receive priority consideration.  Application files completed after October 24, 2019, will be automatically placed on a waiting list and reviewed as space is available. Please contact the Director to learn more.

HOW TO APPLY:

STEP 1
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.

Please note that all tours are scheduled for  8:30-10:00.
Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students
        September 24 
        October 8
Parents of Rising 4th Grade Students
         September 26
         October 3
Parents of Rising 4th and 6th Grade Students
          October 2
Please call or send an email to schedule your choice of date.   
Since the tours are designed for parents, students do not need to attend.  Once the paperwork for the application has been accepted,  your child will be invited to shadow for a day. 

STEP 2
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 2020-2021

STEP 3
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 2020-2021

Admissions Application 2020-2021

Parent Assessment 2020-2021

Student Essay 2020-2021

STEP 4
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 2020-2021

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.