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Walsingham Academy Lower School Photo #1 - The Middle School is ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally measured by standardized academic achievement tests.
Walsingham Academy Lower School Photo #2 - 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.
Walsingham 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.
Walsingham Academy Lower School Photo #4 - Lower School
Walsingham 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.
Walsingham 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.
Walsingham 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.
Walsingham 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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-7
  • Students: 347 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Walsingham Academy Lower School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-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.: 30%
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
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Winter and Spring Uniforms for girls and boys.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Visit www.walsingham.org for tuition information.
Admissions Director
Richard Plank

Sports

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

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-7
  • Students: 347 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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