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International Applicants

Wakefield School provides a unique and valuable experience for international students who seek an independent school education. We are just 50 miles from Washington, D.C., our nation's capital and one of the most vibrant cities in the United States. Visiting students may experience both small-town America and the excitement and energy from this cosmopolitan area.

Academic Requirements & Expectations


  • Students follow all standard Wakefield School rules and policies

  • Students join regular courses (no provided ESL support)

  • Students accept responsibility for their own success, including seeking assistance from teachers as needed

  • Students have access to Learning Support during students' transition period

  • Teachers meet with each student regularly to check on comprehension of class material

  • Students represent their home countries proudly, and learn about U.S. culture purposefully

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Gray Carr Bridgers
Director of Admissions & Indexed Tuition



homestay family enjoying vacation


Wakefield aspires to have as many of its international students as possible have their homestays with Wakefield families. This not only eases the logistics of vacation times, attendance at school events, etc., but also gives the visiting student a full-immersion experience in an American home where English is spoken full time.

International students are expected to make an effort to become part of the family by engaging in family activities, communicating needs and wants to the host parents, and obeying the host family's rules regarding behavior, internet use, bedtime, etc..