Walsingham Academy Lower School

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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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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.
The Middle School is ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally measured by standardized academic achievement tests.
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.
Lower School
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.
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.
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.
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-7
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported PALS, small group and one-on-one reading, and speech and language tutoring.
Year Founded 1947
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students 347 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Walsingham Academy Lower School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Winter and Spring Uniforms for girls and boys.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Visit https://www.walsingham.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 for tuition information.
Admissions Director Richard Plank

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, 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 Club Builders Club, Computer Club, K-Kids, MathCounts®, Intramural Sports,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Student Council Association (SCA),
Young Entrepreneur Club,

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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