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Language Academy
School Information:
7030 Nations Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Courier # 532
P: 980-343-5815 | F: 980-343-5854
Principal: Felicia Eybl
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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Waddell Language Academy
Creating Bright Futures in Six Languages
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Welcome to E. E. Waddell Language Academy 

 Waddell Language Academy (South Academy of International Languages)  is a K-8 language immersion magnet located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We offer language immersion in Chinese, German, French, and Japanese for grades K through 8. We also offer Beginning Spanish in middle school. To discover more about language immersion and Waddell Language Academy, please explore our website or contact us.

Parents of Prospective Students: We welcome your inquiries, and we love to talk about our school. Please contact our school via email or by phone. Our group tours (which are virtual at this time) are scheduled from November to February 3, 2021. To find out more about enrollment in CMS and magnet schools, please visit  Student Placement

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In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, please assist the transportation department by declaring your student’s transportation needs. Completing this form will guarantee transportation service for the first day of school for all eligible students. Any transportation requests after June 18, 2021, may cause a delay in service. Please complete this form for each student in your household.

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South Academy of International Languages Fall 2021


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