Why Choose Our School for Gifted Children?
The Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences provides a unique opportunity for families who desire more than what can be provided in an environment geared toward high-stakes testing.
While we do administer regular and standardized testing, we value a more holistic approach to education with a myriad of hands-on learning experiences.
We are the only middle school in the area whose main focus is the education and enrichment of gifted and academically-motivated students. The shared goal of our faculty is to produce students who are prepared to succeed in high school and possess the skills needed to excel in college. When students complete their education at WAAS, they leave with the critical thinking skills necessary to thrive in today’s society.
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WAAS is proud to be an approved educational institution for the NCSEAA. NCSEAA is an Opportunity Scholarship program. If you apply for the Opportunity Scholarship for your child, and it is granted, it could pay a portion of the annual tuition. We encourage you to explore their website and apply for a scholarship if you feel you meet the requirements set for scholarship recipients, by the NCSEAA. Check it out and apply! The portal for applications opened February 2 and will remain open until all scholarship money is dispersed. Apply here.
“I was so nervous thinking about switching schools, but everyone was so nice and made me feel comfortable right away. I had a great day shadowing. I didn’t want to leave. I thought, ‘Wow! This school is AWESOME!'”
~Joseph S., 5th Grade Student~
We encourage prospective students to come experience WAAS by spending a day shadowing with their grade level. Experience WAAS first-hand; call Mrs. Upton today for your private tour.
Today, our WAAS MathCounts team placed Second in the Southeast Regional MathCounts Competition. As a result, they will compete in the State MathCounts Competition on March 23. Mason Evans, Sahil Patel and Varun Varadarajan placed in the Top 10 Countdown Round, and...