Prince William Academy, a private, non-sectarian school in Lake Ridge, VA is making some top-down changes to its NAYEC and VISA accredited programs. The changes start with new Head of School, Dr. Jason Lody whose background in international education and school reform make him uniquely postured to turn PWA into the premier educational option in Prince William County.
Dr. Lody was drawn to the 27,000 square foot facility with an international focus because of the difference in what’s offered by the curriculum. The school offers Spanish language instruction and one additional language (Arabic, French, or Mandarin) at all grade levels, as well as full art, technology and music. While the class sizes at this International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school never exceed 15 students, that doesn’t prevent them from also offering ballet, karate, art, sports, music lessons, and student clubs after school.
While what’s great about the school is staying the same, many things will be changing under Dr. Lody’s direction, including a focus on offering a full middle-school program as an alternative to public or parochial middle school options that currently exist in PWC.