The Roost

Rain or Shine, Runners Have a Good Time

  We held our annual 5K Fun Run—a fundraising event for the WCDS Athletics Department— on Saturday, September 22, just ahead of our Family Carnival and Lobster Boil.  Twenty-five runners, including a large number from Mountain View Christian Academy, competed Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 09/21/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director   MS Soccer The young Owls traveled to Sacred Heart Academy for their first VMSC action on 9/20/18.  The Owls scored two goals, but the Saints controlled the Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 09/14/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director   MS Volleyball The Owls traveled to Front Royal Christian School for a non-conference match on 9/13/18.  The girls got off to a good start controlling the first Continue Reading

The Importance of Being Courteous

At Wakefield Country Day School, courtesy is an important part of education. The school’s handbook includes twenty traditional courtesies, and all students in grades 1-12 review the “WCDS Courtesies” at the beginning of each year.  To set a serious but Continue Reading

WCDS Teachers: Students for the Summer

A number of Wakefield Country Day School faculty members became students again as they attended summer workshops and classes to enhance their teaching. Through a consortium with Rappahannock County Public Schools and Lord Fairfax Community College, teachers Nikki Brady and Amanda Hoffman joined the “Teach Like Continue Reading

Deciduous, Coniferous –– or Both?

Christmas in August?  Not quite, but WCDS third graders did start the new school year with visions of Christmas trees as they hiked around campus observing the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. “The kids were super excited to spend Continue Reading

WCDS Delegates Excel at NJCL

  During the last week in July, twelve Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) students ventured to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for the 65th annual National Junior Classical League (NJCL) Convention. Each year the event attracts over 1,500 Latin and Continue Reading

Fall Brings Fresh Start for Parents, Too

With the tell-tale signs of summer all around us—ripe tomato slices on every sandwich, vacation bags in the laundry room waiting to be put away, and car air conditioners set to full blast—it hardly feels like fall even though the Continue Reading

Fun for All at the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

On Saturday August 4th, sixteen players participated in the WCDS Texas Hold ‘Em charity poker tournament, a fundraiser for the School’s athletic department.  Everyone had fun and enjoyed the delicious food provided by Tina and Jitu Patel from their Subway Continue Reading

Sports Recap 5/3

MS Lacrosse The Owls hosted Sacred Heart Academy for a game on 5/2/18.   The Owls were effective on both ends of the field in a 11-5 victory over the Saints.  Manoa Weber struck net first for the Owls in the Continue Reading

The Ways of Trout

Did you know our 6th grade students raise trout? Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students . . . raise trout from eggs to fry. monitor tank water quality. engage in stream habitat study. Continue Reading

Coach Costello is on the radio!

Where can we find Coach Costello when he’s not on the basketball court?  On sports radio, of course! Click here to catch our very own Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director, on The River 95.3, Sports Dogs After Hours! This is Continue Reading

Chris O’Heir Joins 1,000 Point Club

Senior co-captain Chris O’Heir surpassed the 1,000 varsity point mark in a win over Timber Ridge School on February 15 and finished his senior season on February 23 with 1,064 career basketball points. He is the fourth male player in the school’s history Continue Reading

Let’s Count to 100!

Happy 100th day of school from Kindergarten! For this big and bright occasion, Mrs. Brady challenged her students to create projects that included 100 objects, and that set the stage for some practice in counting by ones and tens as Continue Reading

“Every artist was first an amateur…”

Step into our gallery of work produced by Mrs. Kerrie Mullany’s Studio Art class. Many of these collages were made during a challenge game in which each student was given a packet made up of random magazine pages, various paper Continue Reading

When Dinosaurs Come to School

If you were in Flint Hill last Wednesday, you may have spotted two giant T. Rexes on the campus of Wakefield Country Day School.  Not to fear, though.  Those T. Rexes were promptly vetted and did indeed have permission to Continue Reading