Wakefield School

PO Box 107/4439 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198-0201
Tel: (540)253-7600
Grades: NS-12 | 422 students
Wakefield School is an independent, college-preparatory school whose primary goal is to provide a rigorous, liberal arts education.
We believe that a challenging, content-based curriculum trains the intellect while fostering self-discipline, independence, creativity, and curiosity.
At the same time, we encourage students at every level to think about and with the knowledge they are working to master.
Finally, we aim to cultivate strong and ethical character through guidance in and out of the classroom from teachers committed to training the spirit as well as the mind.
The mission of the school is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge, the critical thinking skills, and the strength of character to distinguish that which is true from that which is not, and to use that wisdom in positive ways.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Each case evaluated independently to ensure appropriate level of services are available.
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 422 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Wakefield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1820
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Visit www.wakefieldschool.org for details)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes For details, please visit http://www.wakefieldschool.org/admission/affording_wakefield/index.aspx
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Admissions Director Sarah McDonough
Admissions Associate Kathleen McLean


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianField Hockey,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland School (8.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Covenant Christian Academy (7.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Covenant Christian Academy (7.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Warrenton
    Covenant Christian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-5 | 28 students
    7.6 miles
    6317 Vint Hill Rd
    Warrenton, VA 20187
  • Haymarket
    St. Paul School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K-7 | 94 students
    8.1 miles
    6735 Fayette St
    Haymarket, VA 20169
  • Middleburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
    8.1 miles
    130 South Madison St
    Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Haymarket
    Grades: K | 132 students
    8.1 miles
    Po Box 182
    Haymarket, VA 20168
  • Middleburg
    Grades: PK-6 | 45 students
    8.2 miles
    PO BOX 576
    Middleburg, VA 20118

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