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Check Out Our 2017 Adventure Trips

Experiential Learning Has Always Been In Our DNA We believe in challenging limitations, doing hard things, expanding realities through hands-on experiences and positively impacting the world around us. Experiential learning is a key element of a leadership education. Every year since we opened our doors we’ve led students and educators on life-changing, experiential adventures in […]

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Humanitarian Leadership Expedition 2016: Guatemala

Sometimes you meet people who change your life.     Sometimes you have an adventure that reminds you who you are. Sometimes you leave what you have so you appreciate what you have to come home to. This summer, as part of our first Humanitarian Leadership course, fourteen Williamsburg students and three leaders (plus my […]

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New Middle School Math Program – Fall 2016

An Overview of Our New Middle School Math Program For Middle School Students Ready to take a “B” Course In the Fall For Middle School Students Who Have Completed 8th Grade Math   An Overview of Our New Middle School Math Program In response to requests from you, we are excited to announce that we […]

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Two WA students are national honors society semi-finalists!

This year, over 25,000 of the nation’s best and brightest students applied for the prestigious National Honor Society Scholarships. Out of those 25,000 students, only 300 are selected as National Semifinalists and earn a $1500 scholarship. As a frame of reference, only three students each from the entire states of Nevada and Utah were selected […]

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New Middle School Leadership- Introducing Mr. Peter A. Jensen

Dear Parents and Students, I am incredibly excited to dive into the role of Director of Williamsburg’s middle school program.  Erin Mwanje and Liz Kirk have built a solid foundation of both scholarship and fun in project- based learning, and I am grateful for the path they’ve so ably paved. I hope to add to […]

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New Middle School Leadership

Dear Parents and Students, I know this may come as a surprise to many of you after recently announcing a change in leadership in Williamsburg’s high school program, but we are changing up the leadership at the middle school for next year as well. I want to tell you about this change, and to introduce […]

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New School Leadership & My Memories As Headmaster

Dear Parents and Students, I feel incredibly grateful that I get to work with Williamsburg students and families. I’m lucky because my professional work taps into my gifts and aligns with what I care about most deeply. Lately I’ve been feeling a deep need for some kind of a shift, and I’m excited to tell you about […]

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New School Leadership–Introducing Ms. Liz Kirk

Dear Parents and Students, I am incredibly excited to become the second Headmaster of Williamsburg Academy. When Pete Jensen and James Ure approached me about taking on the role, I was filled with gratitude and a sense of honor at the invitation. Those feelings were followed by a second wave of overwhelm at the thought […]

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Why Burgers are more likely to get into great colleges (and excel once they do)

At Williamsburg Academy (WA), our students consistently outperform the national average for both public and private schools in the key areas universities consider when admitting students and awarding scholarships. These include a student’s college admission test scores, high school grade point average, level of academic rigor, and leadership experience. We credit our culture of leadership, […]

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Lifelong Benefits of a Williamsburg Education

Most schools focus on serving students while they are currently enrolled. Some schools take a longer view and prepare students for college. At Williamsburg, our goal since day one has been to help students develop leadership skills, passion, vision, and self-knowledge that will serve them throughout their lives. This approach is challenging because it is […]

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