About Us

Prince William Academy is an independent, secular private school serving the greater Prince William County area.  We proudly offer programs for children from infancy through middle school.  Our school operates year round.  Our infant and toddler program and preschool offer 12-month programs, while our elementary and middle schools offer 10-month or 12-month programs.  Students who are signed up for the 12-month program receive lessons during the summer months that supplement the curriculum of their previous grade level, and prepare them to advance to the next one. They also go on regular field trips and engage in other outdoor summer activities.

Our school is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm daily.  These hours include before and after school care.

Infant and Toddler Program

Our Infant and Toddler Program offers experienced, quality teachers and staff, and small groups that are designed to meet the developmental and social needs of infants and toddlers (newborns through age 2).

Preschool – 8th Grade

At every level, Prince William Academy fosters a love of learning.  We maintain small class sizes, in keeping with our strong belief that children learn better in smaller groups.  We also urge our students from a young age towards an understanding of earth's diversity. Our foreign languages program, which encompasses every student at PWA, offers Arabic, Mandarin, French, and Spanish – all taught by native speakers or specialists who expose students to different cultures and increase their awareness and respect for cultural diversity.

From their first days at PWA's preschool, students take delight in their achievements. Learning to read, moving beyond simple addition to more complex mathematical operations, or trying to capture what they know in a drawing or a song can be as demanding a task as any they will pursue in their lives. Our teachers seek to ensure that these efforts and accomplishments are imbued with deep pleasure and joy.

Our teachers strive to see each child as both a member of a community and as a unique and developing personality. In doing so they stimulate, challenge, and inspire students to explore the world around them and discover their place in it. The regular study of science, which begins in Jr. Kindergarten, and the acquisition of two foreign languages, which starts in preschool, make concrete that discovery.

Our elementary school begins with our stellar kindergarten program, and runs through our equally vibrant fifth grade.  Again, small class sizes are the rule here, and each student receives the kind of individual attention that is increasingly impossible to find in public schools.

In September, 2013, PWA opened its new middle school to accommodate students from sixth through eighth grade.  Our middle school features rigorous instruction in math, language arts, science, and social studies, and employs digitally-based curricula in science and social studies that merge technology with textbooks.

At all grade levels, we develop our own curriculum, drawing inspiration from Montessori practices and the International Baccalaureate Program, among other sources.

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