Admission

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Below is our general admission process:

1. Inquire

To request more information about Wakefield please complete our online inquiry form.

After you complete this form, you will have the option to continue to the Admission Portal where you can complete the remaining steps of the admission application. Alternatively, you will receive an email notification with your Admission Portal information in order to return and complete the application at your convenience.

If you would like to speak to someone in our Admissions Office, please call (540) 253-7600 or email us at admissions@wakefieldschool.org.

2. Apply

After completing the inquiry form, you will have the option to continue to the Admission Portal to complete the remaining steps of the admission application. Alternatively, you may use the email notification you receive upon completing the form to return to the Admission Portal and complete the application at your convenience.

The admission process includes:

  • Common Application Questions
  • Essay requirement for rising 6th - 12th Grade
  • Teacher Recommendation Forms
  • Transcript Request Forms

3. Visit

We believe the best way to choose a school for you child/ren is to see it first hand — and we want to meet you! Therefore, a campus visit/tour is a required step in the admission process.

After completing your initial inquiry, you will be contacted by Wakefield's Admissions Office to schedule a visit/tour. The best time to tour the school and visit classrooms is Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm. However, our Admissions Office is open 8:00am until 4:00pm and can accommodate most schedules. We recommend a Shadow Day for any rising 3rd through 12th grader interested in Wakefield School. This is an opportunity for your child/ren to experience Wakefield for a portion of the regular school day. They are assigned a "shadow buddy" who will show them around, introduce them to students and teachers, and give them a feel for what learning at Wakefield is like.

To be eligible for a Shadow Day, the inquiry form must have been completed and the initial admissions process started. Teacher recommendations and testing can be completed after the Shadow Day.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis as space allows. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Admissions Office at (540) 253-7600 or email us at admissions@wakefieldschool.org.

4. Entrance Assessment

Junior Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: Applicants schedule an Gesell Developmental Observation (GDO). The GDO is administered by current Wakefield teachers and takes about 45 minutes. Click here for more information about the GDO.

3rd through 5th Grade: Applicants schedule an Elementary Level SSAT at Wakefield School. The test is approximately 90 minutes and includes math, reading, and writing sections. Click here for more information on the test. Once a test date is confirmed, students must register through the SSAT website. The School Code for Wakefield School is 7984

6th through 12th Grade: Applicants schedule an SSAT through Wakefield Admission or at an off-site location. The test includes math, reading, and writing sections and takes several hours to complete. Please visit the SSAT website for more information on test dates and registration information. The School Code for Wakefield School is 7984.

The Admissions Office will assist in setting up the required testing. If you have any questions, please call us at (540) 253-7600.

5. Tuition - Affording Wakefield

Wakefield School is committed to making enrollment accessible to families with a wide range of financial circumstances. This is why Wakefield School now offers Indexed Tuition whereby tuition rates are customized according to each family’s ability to contribute to their educational expenses.

Click here for more information regarding Wakefield's Indexed Tuition rates.



2017 Open Houses:


April 21, 2017, 8am - 10am


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Director of Admissions & Indexed Tuition

Ms. Gray Carr Griffin

Associate Director of Admissions

Ms. Tabitha Ward

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator

Ms. Danielle Curtis

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