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"Our 2 boys have been attending WPA since they were both around 2, now with our oldest 5 and in the Pre-K class, we’ve been a part of all 4 classrooms. We’ve loved our experience here! It’s a truly warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment. Our boys LOVE it here and look forward to school days!

Being a smaller school the teachers know all the students/parents and we’ve also made friends among the parent community. They learn, play, and are loved by this wonderful WPA family. We’re so happy we chose Wilmington Preschool of the Arts!" 

Shandi McDonnell - WPA Parent

Our Philosophy

By providing a setting which fosters self-esteem, builds confidence and is based on respect, it is our goal that the children will be empowered to take risks in their learning. Developing a profound respect for each child and understanding the important role played by his/her parent or guardian is central to our philosophy. We seek to establish a positive personal interaction with our children and we regard each child as an important, capable individual. We believe that young children are concrete learners who learn by doing. Children use all of their senses to explore and learn about their environment. They feel a sense of security from pattern, rhythm, and predictability within their days. Young children are looking to the adults in their lives to provide a safe and nurturing environment where they have lots of time for uninterrupted play, to participate in real-life activities, and to simply enjoy being a child.

What we Offer!


We offer classes for children starting at age 2 through age 5:

  • Mini Monets Class: 2-3 year-olds
  • Creative Cassattes Class: 3-4 year-olds
  • Petite Picassos Class: 3-4 year-olds
  • Friends Friedas Class: Pre-K
  • Little Leonardos Class: 4-5 year-olds


We have various programs based on your needs:

  • Extended day
  • Full-day programs
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