Wakefield Country Day School

Tel: (540)635-8555
Grades: NS-12 | 189 students
Wakefield Country Day School is a preschool through twelfth grade college preparatory school whose curriculum emphasizes scholarship in the classical tradition.
WCDS prides itself on offering an education designed to produce students who can write well, possess strong analytical skills, and are motivated by a high sense of ethical repsonsibility. WCDS has an unbroken tradition of 100% 4-year college acceptance. The twenty students in the class of 2013 earned almost $3.4 million in merit scholarship offers, with 63 percent designated as AP scholars!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ESL for international students
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 189 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Wakefield Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
Advanced Courses Calculus AB and BC, French, US History, US Government, Comparative Government, English Language - 11th grade, English Literature - 12th grade, Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, Latin, Spanish
Average SAT score 1863
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(formal dress uniform one day a week; casual uniform other days)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,325
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $6,400 for preschool through $14,990 for prep school. Tuition rates for domestic students differ from rates for international students; international rates are: $25, 740 (this does not include boarding - where applicable).
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Lisa Cieplak

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
LacrosseSnowboarding,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. History Bowl, Key club, Latin club, Model UN, Yearbook, chorus, drama club, equestrian, hiking club, instrumental music, lower school soccer, robotics club, ski club, studio art History Bowl, Key club, Latin club, Model UN, Yearbook, chorus, drama club, equestrian, hiking club, robotics club, ski club, studio art, instrumental music,
lower school soccer,

School Notes

  • Two periods of English each year with instruction in grammar, composition, literature, and vocabulary
  • Small, structured classrooms in a family-like environment
  • Foreign language, art, music, and physical education instruction that begins in preschool
  • Unbroken tradition of 100% 4-year college acceptance
  • Emphasis on both character and intellect

Profile last updated: 06/04/2016

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School Reviews

5.0  5/17/2016
Going into our third year at Wakefield Country Day, we couldn't be happier with the quality of the education and outstanding teachers. Our daughter has slipped seamlessly back into the routine of school thanks to the good guidance of the Kindergarten teacher. Every year I prepare myself for a letdown as I convince myself that the new teacher can’t be nearly as good as her preschool and prekindergarten teachers. It’s quite the pleasant surprise to be wrong! Jason Brady
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