School Profile

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    Who we are: We prepare young men in grades 6-13 to be leaders, engaged citizens and to receive numerous college credits before graduating high school. 
    What we do: We offer an accelerated curriculum to prepare students to take college-level courses at St. Augustine’s University in grades 11-13. Small class sizes and a committed faculty and staff creates a familial atmosphere.
    Where we are: WYMLA is located on two campuses. Our 6-10 campus is a historic school building in downtown Raleigh. Grades 11-13 attend nearby St. Augustine’s.
    Why you should visit: To witness first hand the spirit of brotherhood that pervades the school, dedicated students committed to learning, bright futures and each other. Call 919-664-6544 to schedule a tour. 

    Background, in detail: 

    The Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy (WYMLA) is a 6-13, single-gender, early college, leadership academy within the Wake County Public School System. Located on two campuses, grades 6-10 are held in the Thompson School Building in downtown Raleigh, NC and grades 11-13 are at Saint Augustine’s University located in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. The school opened in the Fall of 2012 and currently serves approximately 150 students in the Middle School (6-8), 100 students in the High School (9-10), and 100 in our Early College Program (11-12 currently with expansion to 11-13). WYMLA strives to develop young men into leaders who have a positive impact on their communities through Scholarship, Service, and Success.