Visiting Wakefield

Visiting Wakefield School is the best way to get to know our community.

A visit to the school is one of the best ways for you and your child to see it firsthand; for this reason campus tours are a required step in the admission process.

Admissions Appointments

Campus tours and classroom visits are available daily between 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Please call, 540-253-7600, or email the admission office one week in advance to arrange a visit.

Our location 

Situated on 62 beautiful and private acres, Wakefield School is less than 20 minutes from Gainesville, Haymarket, Warrenton, Middleburg, and Manassas, and only 40 miles west of Washington, DC. We are only 0.6 mile off I-66.  Our location is very convenient for parents commuting to and from the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. from western locations. Wakefield School's regional location, easy access, and extensive bus service bring students from 11 surrounding counties, including Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, and Clarke.

Our physical address is:  4439 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198.  Our mailing address is:  P.O. Box 107, The Plains, VA 20198.

Driving directions from Google »

Directions from the East

From the Capital Beltway/I-495, take exit 49 to merge onto I-66W toward Front Royal/Manassas. Go 33.1 miles and take exit 31 for VA-245 (Old Tavern Road/The Plains). Turn right onto Old Tavern Road/VA-245 and proceed 0.6 miles to the school on your right.

Directions from the West

From I-81, go North and take exit 300-300E to merge onto I-66E toward Front Royal/Washington. Go 31.5 miles and take Exit 31 for VA-245 toward The Plains. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Old Tavern Road/VA-245.  Proceed 0.7 miles to the school on your right.

Directions from the South

US-29 N toward Warrenton. Take US-17 N ramp to US-29 Business / Luray / Warrenton / Winchester / US-211 W / US-15 Bus and merge onto US-17-SPURN. Continue for 1.6 miles and take the ramp onto James Madison Hwy/US-17N. Continue for 7 miles. At Great Meadows, turn right onto Old Tavern Road. Continue for 2.8 miles (under I-66) and the school is on your right.

Directions from the North

Take US-15 South until you get to I-66. Take I-66 West toward Front Royal. Get off at Exit 31 for VA-245/Old Tavern Road/The Plains. Turn right onto Old Tavern Road/VA-245 and proceed 0.6 miles to the school on your right.