2150 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC  28405
Phone 910.251.6175
Fax 910.815.6974

school hours

To increase student achievement,
our school will follow the NHCS year round calendar
beginning July 2016 .

Year Round School Calendar


Our Mission

To be the best and the brightest in all that we do!

Our Vision

Snipes Academy of Arts & Design is the preferred educational institution in New Hanover County providing a
complete integration of the arts in all educational areas. Our school is a safe
and positive place to learn and work. We thrive academically, socially, and
artistically and are successful 21st century learners. As a true magnet
school, we have a diverse population with a large cross-section of cultures.

The mission of New Hanover County Schools, in collaboration with our parents and the community, is to strive to provide children an excellent education in a safe and positive learning environment where they are prepared with the critical skills to reach their full potential for a world yet to be imagined.


2016-2017 Snipes Academy Improvement Plan

"Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They're looking a little bit dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining they're tarnished and worn,
They say they want new ones we cannot afford.
So please get your rags
And your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars."

~Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic~

Low Performing School Plan