Would you like to enjoy a thoughtful and rigorous education immersed in one of the world’s unique ecosystems? Then consider applying for admission!

First, we strongly encourage you to visit. Seeing for yourself offers the best insight of all. Parents, families, and students are invited to schedule a tour of the campus. Please contact us so we can arrange an opportunity for you to see first-hand the educational experience we strive to provide for our students each and every day. Tours provide an opportunity for you to meet students and staff members, appreciate the campus and surrounding area, and ask questions.

Broadwater processes applications throughout the year. Parents/Guardians of all applicants entering Kindergarten through Grade Twelve should complete the following steps:

Parents of applicants for Pre-Kindergarten pay no application fee but should submit an application. 

Application Process: Day School
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Candidates for Pre-K must be three years old by September 30 of enrollment year, and candidates for Kindergarten must be five years old by September 30. Parents of Kindergarten applicants also need to make an appointment for testing. The preferred time for visits and testing is in March, but we make exceptions for other times as needed.

Grades One through Twelve: Parents of applicants in Grades One through Grade Twelve should complete an Application and a Records Release Form. After copies of a complete set of records are received, an appointment is made for visiting and testing. Students in Grades One through Grade Four spend a minimum of one full day on campus during which they are tested by the Testing Coordinator and a classroom teacher. Students visiting in Grades Five through Grade Twelve are partnered with a Broadwater Academy student who has similar interests and academic abilities. Students spend a minimum of one day on campus and are tested by individual teachers and the Director of Admissions.

The Director of Admissions will notify parents of the decision of the Admissions Review Committee. If a child is accepted for admission, it should be understood that the place can only be held by a completed enrollment agreement and a deposit of $150 for each student. We understand that the admissions process can be difficult for families, and we know we can be helpful in making an appropriate match for your child.

Application Process: Domestic Boarding
Parents of all applicants entering Grades Nine through Grade Twelve Domestic Boarding Program may choose between the five-day and full-time program. 

  • Submit the Admissions Application with a $100 non-refundable fee.
  • Complete a Records Release Form. 
  • Submit two Teacher Recommendations from teachers of the current school year.
  • Complete the ISEE or SSAT.
  • Schedule a campus visit or a Skype interview.

Application Process: International Boarding
Broadwater partners with the Cambridge Institute of International Education to implement a program for students from China in Grades 7-12. These students live with house parents in a renovated bed-and-breakfast now known as the Broadwater Academy Student House.

If you are a student from China, please contact our consultants at The Cambridge Institute at admissions@thecambridgeinstitute.com to make an inquiry about attending Broadwater Academy.
All other international students should:

  • Submit an Admissions Application with a $100 non-refundable fee.
  • Submit an official TOEFL or iTEP score.
  • Submit an official current school transcript as well as two Teacher Recommendations from teachers of the current school year.
  • Schedule a campus visit or a Skype interview.

The Admissions Office is here to help you in the application process at any time! 







3500 Broadwater Road • PO Box 546 • Exmore, VA 23350
757.442.9041 • Fax: 757.442.9615