Wilkes-Barre Academy is a non-sectarian, non-profit and fully accredited elementary/middle school founded in 1987. Wilkes-Barre Academy is affiliated with Small Wonders Day Care School. Small Wonders Day Care School was founded in 1978 to serve the needs of working and single parents of the greater Wyoming Valley by offering an enriched day care program for infants through pre- kindergarten students. Kindergarten was added in 1980.
Wilkes-Barre Academy was established in 1987 to meet the needs of parents wishing to provide their children with the most well rounded education and care possible. The founders of Small Wonders Day Care School evaluated the opportunities and concluded that our community did not offer a comprehensive program that fulfilled the requirements of working parents. Wilkes- Barre Academy provides a classroom setting that allows for the close interaction among teachers, students, and parents on a daily basis. This unique combination of elementary/middle school education with before and after school care in one facility is a service that was previously unavailable in the community
Wilkes-Barre Academy is concerned with the development of all students. The mission of the school is to meet the academic, social, and personal needs of the elementary/middle school student.
- Developing pupil knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the world and its social, political, geographical, and economic concerns.
- Promoting, developing, and nurturing individual differences while providing an educational structure and atmosphere to meet these individual academic, social, and personal needs.
- Developing an appreciation of learning while challenging each student with new and interesting ideas and concepts.
- Providing opportunities for pupils to develop the facility for responsible decision making, independent work and study habits, and creative thinking.
- Building upon the curriculum of the preschool/elementary school program and continuing to offer a general program of education emphasizing the development of basic skills and good work-study skills.
- Providing the opportunity for students to learn, to develop, and to practice the interpersonal skills needed to understand and accept others.
- Providing systems of communication for parents and students, which will result in a better understanding of the school's goals and will enable students to achieve academically and individually.