Wakefield Country Day School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (540)635-8555
  • 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 17 students in the class of 2016 earned approximately $1.5 million in merit scholarship offers.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedESL for international students
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students175 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeWakefield Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
46%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus 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 score1280
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(formal dress uniform one day a week; casual uniform other days)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $3,200 for Early Preschool through $15,975 for prep school. Tuition rates for domestic students differ from rates for international students; international rates are: $30,500 (this does not include boarding - where applicable).
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Lisa Cieplak

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SwimmingVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Cooking, Envirothon, Geography Bee, History Bowl, Junior Classical League, Key Club International, Latin club, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, instrumental music, Instrumental Music, studio art, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness club, Running Clu

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
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School Reviews

5  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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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,731 for elementary schools and $15,558 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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