Wakefield School

  • Wakefield School is an independent, college-preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through grade 12 engaging in a rigorous and inspiring liberal arts curriculum.
  • Our ambitious vision for every student is to foster capable, ethical, articulate citizens who seek the challenge, make a difference, and live an extraordinary life, each in his or her own way.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedEach case evaluated independently to ensure appropriate level of services are available.
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students316 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeWakefield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
Average SAT score1275
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,500
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 DirectorGray Carr Bridgers
Admissions AssociateTabitha Ward
Endowment Size$1 million

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

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.

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