Wilmington Preparatory Academy is a public charter school located in Wilmington, NC. Like all charter schools in the state, WPA is publicly funded and as such is absolutely free for residents of North Carolina. Admission to WPA is by lottery: open enrollment begins in early January and ends in late February, after which the lottery is held. Wilmington Preparatory Academy does not discriminate regarding admissions.

The Academy opened its doors in 2007 with a mission to offer a high quality base of literacy, global knowledge and life skills to prepare K-8 youths for college and life beyond. Like WPA's founders, present leadership and staff strive to maximize the potential of every student.

Facts about WPA Activities
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Free- No tuition or application fees
  • After-school care available on site
  • Transportation provided
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Art Club
  • Science Club