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Wilmington, NC
Students enrolled: 129

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4905 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

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(910) 799-5232
(910) 338-1834
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July 01, 2015
Great School. Staff and parents are supportive. Just the right place for my son. Love this school!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2014
Bad school. Bad staff especially the principal. Feel for the kids took my child out. They were mean to my child and others. Told one little girls mom that she could not come back cause she wet her pants cause she had to wait so long to use the toilet.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
Worse school ever, no public school in the nation is as terrible as WPA, if the school system can't handle a bad kid, this kid will end at WPA. Parents never show up for anything, Principal doesn't care, teachers handle kids as booth camp because they have too, if you have a good kid this is not a good place. Honestly this place is like jail because the population and management and that's the honest true.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
Fantastic school!! My Granddaughter loves to get up every morning and go she doesn't want to miss anything. Mrs Sanchez is a great teacher, she spends time with each of her students and the class size is perfect!!

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
This is a great school. They have come a long way over the years and continue to progress.

- submitted by a community member

November 19, 2013
This school has a great staff. Many students who were failing or bullied thrive at WPA. Small class sizes and dedicated teachers make a huge difference!

- submitted by a community member

February 02, 2011
Wilmington Prep is a great school! The tuition is free and they really care about the students!! The curriculum is great and students are learning how to play violin from a great violinist!

- submitted by a community member

January 02, 2011
I am a teacher at WPA, and this has been a successful school year. I am amazed by the quality of the reading program that this school has implemented and the Core Knowledge Program. The Core Knowledge Program provides engaging and aunthentic learning experiences for elementary students. These students finish the school year having absorbed knowledge that is typically learned in high school.

- submitted by a teacher

January 02, 2011
WPA has caring staff that are highly qualified, many have master degrees. The student teacher ratio is excellent, the core knowledge curriculum paired with direct instruction and inquiry learning is giving the students a well rounded education. We offer Spanish, chorus, violin classes as well as PE and Computer lab. I am able to take my students on field trips frequently to expand their horizons and reinforce my lessons. The academics are rigorous but the students are motivated and excited about learning which makes me a better teacher.

- submitted by a teacher

November 15, 2010
I teach at Wilmington Prep. We have a dedicated staff who is committed to the success of each of their students'. We have a small teacher to student ratio, therefore we are able to cover a lot of subject matter each day. We also offer Spanish to all grade levels, along with violin, music, and soccer. We encourage learning thru hands on experiences by offering various field trips and community projects. This school offers students a well rounded education absolutely tuition free.

- submitted by a teacher

November 05, 2010
This school is brand new and With a lot of changes and moves made to help this school excel the teachers have remained in love and helping with each child individually. THere is nothing the school isn't willing to do to help the child succeed in the classroom and in life.

- submitted by a parent
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October 12, 2010
I love the smaller class size. I think the teachers are nice the Pricipal seems unable to do her part. It's a wonderful school if you want your kids to do more in a shorter period of time.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2010
My child is goes to Wilmington Prep this year and has made really good progress. I can hardly wait until next year when they will be adding Spanish. I wish more parents would volunteer! This is the first year with year-round scedule and I think it has been very good.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2010
School adminstration and leadership is a distaster. Lack of discpline policy, consistancy, and teacher support creates a poor atmosphere for as well as low moral. Teacher turnover is the only thing consistant. There are plenty of great schools in Wilmington, but this is truely not one of them

- submitted by a community member

November 18, 2009
Administration is ineffective, special education department is a mess, behavior problems inhibit teaching. This school is a joke to education and should be shut down.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009
This is my daughters second year of attending this school. I have truly enjoyed it. It is unlike the regular public schools and is out of the box, and one of the things that I appreciate about them the most. Have seen a change in their organization from last year to this one. It only gets better.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2008
Sent my child here as another option. Waste of time. This school should be shut down. There is no organization at all.

- submitted by a parent

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Wilmington Preparatory Academy
4905 South College Road, Wilmington, NC  28403
(910) 799-5232
Last modified Wilmington Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wilmington Preparatory Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top