Waccamaw Academy is located on thirty acres of beautiful, natural southeastern North Carolina woodlands in Whiteville, North Carolina. We are an independent, co-educational, non-discriminatory, state approved day school. The Academy offers rewarding and challenging opportunities for students beginning with a pre-school program for four year-olds and up through the twelfth grade.
We began operating as an independent school in September, 1968. The name “Waccamaw” was chosen because of its regional and historical significance referring to the Waccamaw Siouan Indian, Lake Waccamaw, and the Waccamaw River–all in beautiful Columbus County. The school mascot is the “Warrior”. The school colors are green and white. The Academy’s motto, “Prudence, Truth, and Fortitude”, gives direction and encouragement. The three words in the motto may be defined as follows:
Strength, courage, strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage.
Waccamaw Academy strives to encourage mastery and requires competency in the basic skills of oral and written communication, reading, mathematics, and creative thinking. Our small school environment encourages parental, faculty, and community involvement demonstrating a sense of home and the family. Waccamaw Academy believes in a positive approach to learning in a disciplined, yet friendly atmosphere that encourages creative thinking, development of self-esteem, and nurturance of potentials. Moreover, Waccamaw Academy is committed to the well being of each student physically, socially, and emotionally through a program that promotes physical activity, encourages respect for others, and provides oportunities for healthy social growth and maturity. Our school is open to all students without discrimination as to race, color, creed, or national origin.