Wakefield School

PO Box 107/4439 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
Tel: (540)253-7600
  • 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 OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedEach case evaluated independently to ensure appropriate level of services are available.
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students432 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeWakefield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
49%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
Average SAT score1300
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesFor details, please visit http://www.wakefieldschool.org/admission/affording_wakefield/index.aspx
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Admissions DirectorSarah McDonough
Admissions AssociateKathleen McLean

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball
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