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D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy

Potted pansy with banner, Grow your future at DC Virgo

Now Enrolling for 2024-25

We are enrolling students to fill our upcoming kindergarten class and any additional openings remaining in first through eighth grades. Note: students must meet eligibility requirements to enroll.

We strive to be caring and nurturing to help meet the needs of our students. And know when they come to school, we are providing a safe, warm, welcoming environment for all.
Sabrina Hill-Black Principal, D.C. Virgo
Sabrina Hill-Black, Principal, D.C. Virgo

Opportunities abound at DC Virgo

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy students learn more about water conservation and the animal communities that thrive in the world's oceans at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science.

The D.C. Virgo girls’ basketball team celebrate a score during a game with the Williston Middle School Tigers.

At D.C. Virgo’s community garden, students get hands-on experience with a variety of plants.

A D.C. Virgo student tests out a virtual reality game in the Makerspace at UNCW’s Randall Library.

Students check out a bin full of trash plastic as part of the JUST US project which focuses on environmental justice, reducing the use of plastics and using non-recyclable plastics to make art. The curricular component is titled The Trouble with Turtles.

Duke Energy provided kits that included 11 activities and materials for 200 participants at D.C. Virgo’s Science Night.

UNCW mascot Sammy C. Hawk greets D.C. Virgo students returning for their first day of school at the academy.

UNCW's Office of the Arts coordinated a grant-funded project – the Hip Hop Collective - to create a trauma-informed, resiliency-focused, hip-hop curriculum for seventh and eighth graders at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy.

D.C. Virgo students gather to hear UNCW faculty, students, staff and community read passages from books by African American or Black authors at the academy’s annual African American Read-In.

D.C. Virgo second graders enjoy plein-air painting on a sunny spring day.

“Always a Seahawk, “ D.C. Virgo students attend a UNCW women’s basketball game. D.C. Virgo is a partnership between the university and New Hanover County Schools.

I’ve seen my kids excel. Just wanting to come to school, just excited. That’s a good feeling.
Kristy Parent

Join Us at D.C. Virgo!

D.C. Virgo, where families come to school together!

Now Welcoming New Students

Learn more about the many opportunities we offer at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy that will nurture your child’s growth and education.

Contact Us

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy

Phone: (910) 251-6150
Fax: (910) 251-6055

813 Nixon St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 

Administrative Staff

Principal - Sabrina Hill-Black
Receptionist - Michelle Dykes
Data Manager - Emily Fitzgerald