Wakefield School

PO Box 107/4439 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
Tel: (540)253-7600
Grades: NS-12 | 432 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 432 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Wakefield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
49%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Average SAT score 1820
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
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Admissions Director Sarah McDonough
Admissions Associate Kathleen McLean

Sports

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

School Notes

  • 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.

Profile last updated: 05/31/2016

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