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Application Process

Our Admissions Department will start accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year in the beginning of September and our first round of admission acceptances will come via email on March 1st. After March 1st, Wakefield School admissions will run on a rolling admission application process - we will accept applications and admit students until class space is unavailable. 

What are my next steps?

Inquire

To request more information about Wakefield School, 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.

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

 

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 our admissions team 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, the 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.

Before participating in a Shadow Day, the Admissions Application needs to be completed. Teacher recommendations and testing can be completed after their Shadow Day.

 

Specific Requirements and Entrance Assessment

Junior Kindergarten-Grade 2

Along with the general application process, applicants will 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.

Along with the online common application, teacher recommendations, and transcript request forms, applicants will also schedule a 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.

Grades 1-5

Along with the online common application, teacher recommendations, and transcript request forms, applicants will also 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.

Grades 6-8

Along with the online common application, teacher recommendations, and transcript request forms, applicants will 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.

Please note: If applicants schedule an SSAT through Wakefield Admission, the SSAT will always start at 9am and end at 1pm on the scheduled date.The SSAT does not generally take the full 4 hours. The 4 hour test time is a standard allotment for the SSAT.

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

Grades 9-12

Along with the online common application, teacher recommendations, and transcript request forms, applicants will also 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.

Please note: If applicants schedule an SSAT through Wakefield Admission, the SSAT will always start at 9am and end at 1pm on the scheduled date.The SSAT does not generally take the full 4 hours. The 4 hour test time is a standard allotment for the SSAT.

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

Ready to Apply?


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