Welcome to Wakefield School. Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learn more about our unique program and community.
Wakefield School offers a classic education that will prepare students to excel in all areas of life from the social to the academic to the professional.
Our Lower School equips students with the fundamental tools they will need to be successful in Middle and Upper School. Lower School goes beyond fundamental skill building, however, by fostering a love of learning among the children as well as an appreciation for Wakefield School’s core virtues (prudence, temperance, fortitude and justice).
In the Middle School students are encouraged, in fact required, to step out of their comfort zones and put the tools they acquired in Lower School to good use on a journey of self discovery. All Middle School students take a two-year classics course (the study of Greek and Latin), participate in interscholastic athletics, and engage in a rotation of fine and performing arts courses. When students leave the Middle School they are prepared to make informed decisions about their areas of academic and extra-curricular interest and strength.
As a result, Wakefield School offers a degree of flexibility in meeting graduation requirements which allows students to maintain a balanced program while exploring in depth areas of particular passion. We like to say that Upper School is the time and place for students to pursue their passions.
I encourage you to visit as many pages of our website as time permits. However, of particular interest may be the following pages: Meet the Students, Virtues Program, Writing at Wakefield, Athletics, Arts, and College Counseling. From these pages, and the many others, you will begin to understand that Wakefield is more than a school; it is a community of learners engaged in a process of self discovery and understanding from pre-school up through twelfth grade.
Please come visit our campus soon so that we can share with you in person the essence of Wakefield School.
Sarah K. McDonough
Director of Admission & Financial Aid