Building for the Future

Building For The Future Capital Campaign


Isle of Wight Academy’s Capital Campaign Builds For The Future.

IWA kicked off a $1.2 million capital campaign to build an Early Learning Center and to renovate the older gymnasium. On August 27, 2014, preschool and kindergarten students started school in the new Smithfield Foods Early Learning Center at Isle of Wight Academy. The new building includes six classrooms and an atrium for small group use. The new Smithfield Foods Early Learning Center completes the original design of the IWA campus. Teachers, parents and visitors to campus express amazement when they walk through the doors of this new building. SMART boards, spacious classrooms and eco-friendly lighting make our new building the showplace of the IWA campus.

Hundreds of basketball games have been played in the older gymnasium located at the front of the IWA campus. Today the gym is the site for elementary PE classes, preschool tumbling class, athletic teams’ practices, and various assemblies. Renovation of the gymnasium was included in Isle of Wight Academy’s Capital Campaign, “Building For The Future.” This building was original to the IWA campus when the school was founded and it was exciting to plan for its continued use on campus for many years to come. In 2017, this building was named the Benjamin A. Vaughan Gymnasium. In the summer of 2018, renovations of the IWA library took place to accommodate the increase in our enrollment since the library was first constructed. It is truly an exciting time to be a Charger!

You can assist our efforts in moving toward the future by contributing to the “Building For The Future” Capital Campaign. All donations made to “Building For The Future” Capital Campaign are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable IWA and sent to IWA, Attention: Mary- Margaret Wells, P.O. Box 105, Isle of Wight, Virginia 23397. Multi-year commitments are available and Mrs. Wells would be happy to discuss these options with you. You may contact her by calling the school at (757) 357- 3866 or via email at