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admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #1 - The Middle School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence serving Sixth and Seventh Grade students at a low student/teacher ratio. The Middle School is ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally measured by standardized academic achievement tests.
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admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #1 - The Middle School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence serving Sixth and Seventh Grade students at a low student/teacher ratio. The Middle School is ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally measured by standardized academic achievement tests.
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #2 - The Middle School is ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally measured by standardized academic achievement tests.
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #3 - The Middle School science curriculum allows for exploration in the many branches of science, including but not limited to Earth science, life science, physical science, and environmental science. The students often participate in hands-on activities and inquiry- based learning, allowing them to go beyond the limitations of the textbooks. The renovated science lab gives students an opportunity to enhance their learning. Reading across the curriculum, walking field trips, and technology are samples of the many other enrichment opportunities provided to Walsingham students.
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #4 - Lower School
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #5 - The Extended Care Program provides an opportunity for children to participate in recreational activities (indoor and outdoor), enrichment experiences, arts and crafts, and supervised free time to explore many educational and socially focused activities.
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #6 - The Walsingham Academy Preschool program is a developmentally appropriate program that provides a model of education that is experienced-based, interdisciplinary, and collaborative. There is an emphasis on educating the whole child - the intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of each person.
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #7 - The Walsingham Academy 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.
admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Photo #8 - Vibrant and challenging programs in academics, service, the arts and athletics contribute to independent, critical thinkers prepared to be responsible stewards of the world.
  • 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.
  • Walsingham Academy recognizes the student as the center of its concern.
  • The dignity and worth of each person teacher, student, and staff person are reverenced and respected.
  • In terms of intellectual development, the school is strongly committed to academic excellence and self discipline.
  • This emphasis on excellence encourages all students to reach the highest fulfillment of their potential for learning throughout their lives.
  • 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.

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admissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School places among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-7
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedPALS, small group and one-on-one reading, and speech and language tutoring.
Year Founded1947
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students347 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Gradeadmissions@walsingham.orgWalsingham Academy Lower School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Winter and Spring Uniforms for girls and boys.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVisit https://www.walsingham.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 for tuition information.
Admissions DirectorRichard Plank

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

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 Clu

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newport News
    Grades: NS-8 | 34 students
    26 miles
    1200 17th St
    Newport News, VA 23607
    (757)244-5438
    26 NS-8
    34
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-8 | 180 students
    45.2 miles
    3418 Noble Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804)329-7524
    45.2 PK-8
    180
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-8 | 97 students
    45.1 miles
    4207 Forest Hill Ave
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804)231-1452
    45.1 PK-8
    97
  • Richmond
    Grades: 5-8 | 71 students
    45.3 miles
    500 N Allen Ave
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804)228-2436
    45.3 5-8
    71
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-8 | 212 students
    46.2 miles
    3100 Grove Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23221
    (804)254-8850
    46.2 PK-8
    212

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