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E. E. Waddell Language Academy

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
1600 Tyvola Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
(980) 343-5815

About This School

E. E. Waddell Language Academy is located in Charlotte, NC and is one of 174 schools in Charlotte-mecklenburg Schools. It is a magnet school that serves 1222 students in grades K-8.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See E. E. Waddell Language Academy 's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, E. E. Waddell Language Academy had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

55% 45%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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E. E. Waddell Language Academy Reviews


By a Parent on

I have my three children at Waddell, I feel so proud they are part of this school. During all these year my sons have learned not only the language but also they have received all the wonderful thing of being in a multicultural environment. This school is for those families are willing to give an extra mile, because sometimes between homework, test and projects a week can be very very busy

By a Parent on

This is an amazing school! We couldn't be more happy with it. My husband & I do not speak Chinese, so don't let that hold you back if you are considering it. The teachers and staff are very caring and kind. It is an amazing opportunity & we feel blessed that our kids have the chance to attend Waddell.

By , a Parent on

Our daughter has blossomed at Waddell ever since she started in French Kindergarten there last year. We are so pleased with the school and love the high level of parent participation and the close knit feeling of being a Waddell family.

By a Parent on

I am thinking about sending my 4 year old next year to Chinese program.  I dont speak Chinese.  Would it be a problem?  Thanks for feedback in advance.

By , a Parent on

Waddell is a wonderful school that offers all children the opportunity to be bilingual - even when the parents are not!  I am amazed every time I walk in the classroom and see children as young as 5 conversing in German, French, Japanese, and Chinese.  Not only is the school academically successful, it is also racially, ethnically and socially diverse which provides my children with a much more honest view of the world around us - and has taught my children to respect and appreciate others in a way mere words could never achieve!  

By a Parent on

Phenomenal program! I have four children who have gone through or are currently enrolled in Waddell - two in German and two in French.  The staff is dedicated and the experience of growing up bilingual is irreplaceable.  

The school also has (by my estimation) the most diverse student population in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.  The multi-cultural influence on my children was an added bonus.

By a Parent on

This is an amazing school! We are very fortunate to have this option in Charlotte. The teachers are wonderful & my children love it there! I am very impressed at how quickly they pick up the language. It is a wonderful environment & gives students the opportunity to be exposed to so many different cultures, while still setting high academic standards. LOVE it!

By a Parent on

We love this school! It is very nurturing and fun, yet it will challange your child. The parent involment is big at this school. We were so lucky with the teachers as well.

By a Parent on

Our daughter has just started in the French immersion program at E E Waddell academy and we could not be more pleased with the school, staff and facilities. We are so pleased that we chose Waddell.

By a Parent on

The school's name was changed to E.E. Waddell Language Academy when the language immersion program was moved from one campus to another.  The languages your child can be immersed in are Chinese, Japanese, German, and French.  I am just beginning my K - 8 journey in the Chinese program with my kindergartener, and have been amazed with the process the move was handled by staff, teachers, and parents.  Everyone has been very supportive and inclusive of welcoming the new families to the Waddell family.  Our child comes home every day to tell us the new words or phrases that they have learned.  We are very happy we selected Waddell Language Academy.

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