Located in scenic Rappahannock County and serving students from eight other counties-- Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Madison, Page, Prince William, Shenandoah and Warren-- just miles from Shenandoah National Park and ninety minutes from downtown Washington DC, Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) is a chalet in the midst of rolling hills –a supportive and safe environment whose curriculum emphasizes academic rigor within a classical tradition.
The community of 200 from pre-school through twelfth grade includes international students who come to campus to study and live with host families. The small size allows for all middle and upper school students to play on athletic teams and all older students to interact with the younger during Reading Buddy and Ambassador Club time. All students perform on stage; all students participate in community service. Students compete at the state and national level on myriad teams, as well, including History Bowl, Model United Nations, Cyber Patriots, Latin Certamen, and Envirothon. WCDS seniors earn consistently between one and two million dollars annually in merit scholarships for college.