The Roost

Renaissance Masterpieces: To See and Sketch

    Last Thursday the 9th grade class travelled to the National Gallery in Washington, DC, to participate in a Renaissance Art program where they viewed several pieces created by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian.  Students learned about the Continue Reading

Owl Gear is Here!

Now’s your chance to own new WCDS athletic wear! Click here to visit our online shop.  Purchases will be delivered to school and sent home to families. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Costello at mcostello@wcdsva.org. Go OWLS!

Carl Liles, Leading and Learning

In keeping up with the Class of 2013, we recently heard from Carl Liles…in Kyrgyzstan! Carl Liles is currently serving as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Volunteer at a Russian language secondary school in the southern Kyrgyz Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 10/12/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director MS Volleyball   The Owls hosted Fresta Valley in the VMSC quarterfinals on 10/9/18. WCDS took the first set easily, 25-12. Ava Lubkemann led the Owls with three Continue Reading

A Focus on Honor

Once upon a time at Wakefield Country Day School, a few things, here and there, began to disappear.  Someone had been taking items that belonged to others.  Dr. William E. Lynn, Jr., Co-founder and Headmaster of the school, had seen Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 10/05/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director                                                                                                                             MS Volleyball   The Owls traveled to Martinsburg, WV, to face Saint Joseph School in a VMSC match on 10/1/18.   Saint Joseph School controlled the sets and Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 09/28/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director   MS Volleyball The Owls hosted Chelsea Academy for a VMSC match on 9/24/18.  We had an 11-8 lead in the first set when Claire Mullins rotated to Continue Reading

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