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Why Choose IWA?
Academics thrive at Isle of Wight Academy. IWA is blessed with one of the most gifted and caring faculties in the area. At IWA, teachers, thanks to the small teacher-student ratio, get to know their students very well and watch with great interest as they mature academically through the years. IWA administers achievement tests every spring, with IWA students stanines clustering in the low to mid seventies compared to the forties of area schools. Nearly 100 percent of Academy graduates have gone on to top colleges and universities of their choice. Students at IWA also have the added opportunity of earning approximately 50 college credits while still in high school, thanks to dual credit and Advanced Placement offerings in history, science, foreign language, art, and English beginning in the 11th grade. Every grading period, nearly 40 percent of all IWA students make the Honor Roll and the Headmaster’s List for their high academic achievement. Vigorous academics and a caring staff help IWA graduates succeed in whatever field they wish to pursue.
Tradition permeates every aspect of life at Isle of Wight Academy. With over 30 years of tradition, IWA has a host of ceremonies and traditions that make each year special for its students, including first day assemblies, Harvest Festival, Ring Dance, Grandparent’s Day, Colonial Day, Junior-Senior Prom, End of the Year Awards Assembly, weekly student body meetings, Class Day, and Commencement. All of these traditions help bind the IWA community together and bring past, present, and future generations of Chargers together.
For most IWA students, school involvement does not end when the last bell rings. The vast majority of IWA students participate in the many before and after school clubs and organizations sponsored by the Academy. Many groups, such as the Envirothon team and Scholastic Bowl team, go on to compete on the state and national level. Clubs such as the Drama Club, Spanish Club, and Key Club provide after school activities for the students. Organizations, including the SCO and National Honor Societies, provide invaluable services for both the school and the community. At IWA, every student has ample opportunity to become involved in school life.
Many opponents are quite surprised when they leave Isle of Wight Academy empty handed after an athletic contests. For a school of its size, IWA offers an athletic program second to none, with many teams going on to win conference and state titles. The Mighty Chargers have won numerous conference titles and have taken home the state title in football, baseball, and softball. IWA is a full member of the Metropolitan Athletic Conference, which is composed of large private schools from the Tidewater area that offers ample opportunity for competition. The Academy fields teams in football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, golf, baseball, softball, and co-ed soccer. Students may compete interscholastically in football beginning in the 6th grade and the 7th grade for all other sports. An intramural athletic program is also offered for Lower School Students. This program includes Saturday Morning Basketball and the IWA Majorettes.
A Sense of Community:
At Isle of Wight Academy, community is very important. Because IWA is a school of approximately 750 students, students, parents, staff, and alumni all come together to form a family that gives both the students and the school as a whole a sense of purpose and inclusiveness. New parents are often surprised at the warm reception they receive. It is not uncommon to see alumni continuing their service to the school as teachers, coaches, and volunteers. Isle of Wight Academy is a place where friendships are made that last a lifetime.