Walsingham Academy Lower School

1100 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185-0231
     Tel: (757)229-2642
Grades: PK - 7 | 347 students
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Located in picturesque Williamsburg, Virginia, Walsingham Academy was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Mercy and built on the traditions of academic excellence, faith and the development of the whole child.  Vibrant and challenging programs in academics, service, the arts and athletics contribute to independent, critical thinkers prepared to be responsible stewards of the world. Walsingham Academy stresses the important role of the family in sharing responsibility for each student's total education.
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Walsingham Academy recognizes the student as the center of its concern.
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The dignity and worth of each person teacher, student, and staff person are reverenced and respected.
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In terms of intellectual development, the school is strongly committed to academic excellence and self discipline.
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This emphasis on excellence encourages all students to reach the highest fulfillment of their potential for learning throughout their lives.
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 Students, teachers, parents, and administrators share in the purpose of the Walsingham community and work toward promoting the maximum growth of the individual within a Christ-centered setting. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 7
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported PALS, small group and one-on-one reading, and speech and language tutoring.
Year Founded 1947
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students 347 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Walsingham Academy Lower School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 72%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Winter and Spring Uniforms for girls and boys.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Visit https://www.walsingham.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 for tuition information.
Admissions Director Richard Plank


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Builders Club, Computer Club, Intramural Sports, K-Kids, MathCounts®, Odyssey of the Mind, Student Council Association (SCA), Young Entrepreneur Club Builders Club, Computer Club, K-Kids, MathCounts®, Intramural Sports,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Student Council Association (SCA),
Young Entrepreneur Club,

School Notes:

 A Catholic, Christ-centered learning environment provides the foundation for successful achievement and positive relationships. Terra Nova scores in the Lower School are consistently in the top 10% of national rankings. The limited size of the lower school will allow your child to build strong relationships with their peers, teachers and administration. Highly qualified, licensed teachers implement a rigorous curriculum using creative, innovative teaching strategies. Spanish is taught in Kindergarten through grade five. Sixth and seventh grade students select Spanish, Latin or French, with the opportunity to earn high school credit for first year foreign language. The Lower School offers the latest technology with dual-boot (PC and MAC) computers in the lab, over 75 laptops for classroom use, and LCD projectors in 4th - 7th grade classrooms, allowing for multi-sensory learning.

Profile last updated: 12/09/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Providence Classical School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walnut Hills Baptist Church Learning (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Walnut Hills Baptist Church Learning (0.2 miles away)
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