Capable, Ethical, Articulate Citizens

Wakefield School is an independent, college-preparatory school whose primary goal is to provide a rigorous, liberal arts education through a challenging, content-rich curriculum and extracurricular activities that are delivered by skilled, supportive, and creative teachers, coaches, and advisors. We welcome families who will embrace our ambitious vision: to develop capable, ethical, and articulate citizens who will seek the challenge, make a difference, and live extraordinary lives...each in his or her own way.

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One of the great traditions at Wakefield takes place at the first and last assemblies of each school year. At the first assembly, the new class of seniors addresses the new class of first graders, then takes the littlest class by the hands and leads them to their classroom. Watch that video here and try not to get a little nostalgic about the passing of time! This tradition represents a sort of official beginning of the educational journey for the first graders — and the beginning of the end of the seniors' time at Wakefield. Poetically, the tradition has another side to it. At the end of the year, at the seniors' last Wakefield assembly ever, the first graders take them by the hand and lead them to our senior garden. The realization that their time at Wakefield (as students, at least) is nearing its end gradually comes over them. This is just one of the many unique Wakefield traditions that have marked their time, however long, at the school, and one that they will be sure to take with them on their next journey.
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4439 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA 20198
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