Curious by nature and nurtured by challenge, Wakefield students inspire us to pursue excellence in character and intellect as we prepare tomorrow's leaders. In turn, we give them the guidance and encouragement they need to uncover their passions and reach their highest potential.
Wakefield School is an independent, college-preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through grade 12 engaging in a rigorous and inspiring liberal arts curriculum. Our ambitious vision for every student is to foster capable, ethical, articulate citizens who seek the challenge, make a difference, and live extraordinary lives, each in his or her own way.
There is a culture here that can be palpably felt as you walk the hill and the hallways. When a family chooses Wakefield School, they choose to be a part of something larger than themselves. They choose to actively engage in the pursuit and application of knowledge, character, the courtesies, and service to others.
Ashley Harper, Head of School
We believe that a liberal arts education trains the intellect while fostering self-discipline, independence, creativity, and curiosity. We encourage students at every level to think about and with the knowledge they are working to master. We aim to cultivate strong and ethical character through guidance in and out of the classroom committed to training the spirit as well as the mind. This concept is embodied in the School's motto, Virtus et Sapientia, or "Virtue and Wisdom."
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Lower School parent since 2018