Capitol West Academy

CWA is a public. tuition-free school chartered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. When CWA opened in 2004, the school served 30 children in grades K5-3rd. Today, CWA proudly serves 280 students in grades K4-8th, while still maintaining a teacher-student ratio of 20:1.

Capitol West Academy’s staff know that with the right supports, every scholar can work hard, do the right thing, and overcome the challenges thrown their way. With a dual emphasis on academic greatness and character excellence, CWA ensures that scholars learn the skills and receive the supports they need to thrive in high school, college, and beyond. Neuro-developmentally informed practices ensure that scholars’ whole brains are ready to learn.

CWA prioritizes character excellence with the belief that every child has the capacity to be a change agent. The Character Education Partnership has named CWA a National School of Character due to its emphasis on character education and guiding values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and achievement. The entire CWA family makes a commitment to live these values. Daily communication with parents and an emphasis on service learning empower CWA scholars to become their best selves.

CWA emphasizes academic rigor and skills that are essential for success in high school, college, and beyond: self-evaluation, planning and following through, perseverance, and quality work. Teachers lay the foundation for scholars to master these skills with high expectations and individualized instruction. Tutoring and extracurricular opportunities help support our scholars’ in their learning so all can reach their full potential. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, CWA exceeds expectations.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Mora Anderson
Executive Director
(414) 604-5800

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