We are a community rich in traditions which are unique to WCDS, such as The Great 100s, Word of the Day, and WCDS Courtesies. These traditions collectively and affectionately are integral to what we call the "WCDS Way."

WCDS is accredited by the Virginia Independent School Association whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Educations Committee on Accreditation as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

The school was founded in 1972 by the late William E. Lynn, Jr. and his wife, Pamela. It was incorporated in 1991, and is governed by an elected board of directors drawn from parents, faculty, alumni, the Lynn family, and community members.

WCDS develops character and intellect through the application of a structured curriculum founded on classical principles that encourage scholarship, self-control, and respect for and service to others.


Families who believe their financial circumstances might merit tuition assistance may apply for aid through FAST (FINANCIAL AID FOR SCHOOL TUITION) powered by Independent School Management.


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