Wakefield Independent School
Private High School in The Plains, Virginia
College Prep • Liberal Arts Curriculum • Hands-on Experiential Learning
Wakefield inspires students to discover their fullest potential
and prepares them to take their place in the global community
Perseverance. Determination. Teamwork. Our athletes are always finding new ways to seek the challenge
Encouraging our students to discover and develop their talents and share them with the world
We understand that it's important for students to learn about their world through exploration and travel.
Because of this, Wakefield offers a number of unique international educational opportunities.
Our Upper School students are surrounded and supported by a robust network of teachers, advisors, and coaches who encourage them to unearth their passions and pursue them to the highest degree. Wakefield's Upper School students are active in their student government, competitive athletics, the arts, the school's award-winning literary magazines, and a wide array of clubs and activities.
In the classrooms we are challenged as not only students, but as individuals...
...I am a three season athlete and that has been nothing but an amazing experience.
The social aspect is welcoming and not too overwhelming
This school really prepares you for the future. The teachers are wonderful, the student body is welcoming, and the opportunities are plentiful.
Wakefield was a wonderful school for our son and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in great academic preparation for college and character development that will last a lifetime.
Unlike a lot of private schools that focus on grades or test scores alone or place an overemphasis on STEM, Wakefield focuses instead on providing a comprehensive education that addresses the whole child or student's needs -- character, intellect, hard work, self-discipline, independence, creativity, critical thinking skills, fundamental knowledge and curiosity. I can't say enough about this school; one of the best college-preparatory school's in Northern Virginia.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Our students are admitted to the nation's finest colleges and universities year after year, which is a testament to their academic preparations and aspirations, as well as their participation in the college process.