About Us


Broadwater Academy Promise Statement

We offer a quality and unique Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 educational experience that connects students to the many excellent environmental and community resources that surround the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. 
We value and encourage a creative mindset in all classes, teaching how to think, not what to think. Academic courses, including the arts and physical education, are all valued equally in the pursuit of educating the whole person. 
Our students enjoy a thoughtful and rigorous Pre-K through Grade 12 curriculum that seamlessly spirals up through their life at Broadwater. Students who start at Broadwater in the Lower School experience a natural movement from grade level to grade level. 
We help students to better understand their learning styles and to utilize strategies and techniques in support of their academic success.
 Our collaborative partnerships between the school, our families, and the greater community contribute to the development of civility and citizenship in each and every child.

Broadwater Academy Mission Statement

Broadwater Academy is an independent college preparatory school serving Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Through a rigorous program of academics, arts, and athletics, Broadwater Academy develops the next generation of respectful, civic-minded leaders and productive citizens. Broadwater Academy graduates demonstrate a sense of excellence, honor, responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning.

The Broadwater Academy curriculum inspires students to:

• Think critically and communicate clearly
• Work independently and in partnership with others
• Develop an appreciation for the unparalleled interconnectedness of Eastern Shore’s environment
• Achieve distinction in accordance with their individual interests and talents

Fast Facts


FOUNDED 1966
ENROLLMENT 284
ANNUAL BUDGET $3.1 million
ENDOWMENT $1 million
TUITION ASSISTANCE $336,000 Need-Based Financial Aid
DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE OFFERINGS

For the 2015-2016 School Year, 21 college dual enrollment courses totaling 65 college credit hours were offered to students Grades 11-12

COLLEGE – 100% placement in selective colleges/universities
CLASS SIZE – The average student to faculty ratio is 9:1
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS – Extended Care, bus service, after-school activities
FACILITY – 70,000 sq. ft. on 114 acres
TECHNOLOGY – Chromebook initiative, campus-wide wireless network, Google Apps for Education Initiative, robotics labs,

ACCREDITATIONS – Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), charter member school of VAIS

 

ATHLETICS – 26 sports teams for students Grades 6- 12 with 93% of the students participating

FINE ARTS – AP Art, Studio Art, Intro. to Theatre, Theatre Lab, and Vocale Ensemble course offerings in addition to multiple opportunities for student-driven performances

It’s not enough to be able to pass a test. Our graduates need to be able to succeed in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Broadwater Academy prepares our students to adapt, create, engage, compete, and thrive​ in today’s environment and beyond.


Our culture of lifelong learning begins with our faculty. We hire teachers who are experts in their subject area and passionate about sharing their knowledge with students. Students can feel the authenticity of their teachers’ interest in them and their subject. Our culture of trust, honesty, integrity, and close faculty/student relationships creates an atmosphere of safety and personal well-being where extraordinary learning takes place.