Smithsonian comes to WCDS

Chomp, chomp! In a study of species endangerment and survival, Wakefield Country Day School students investigate mammals’ traits and teeth on replica skulls provided by visiting program instructor Kristin Black of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal.

Congratulations, Winter Athletes and Coaches

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our 2018-19 winter sports season.  At our ceremony yesterday in the Leonard M. Cowherd Auditorium, Mr. Costello and coaches recognized our seniors, shared remarks, and presented awards. Middle School Girls Basketball Coach Nicole Wyant Continue Reading

Big Snow, Big Fun

WCDS students and chaperones had a fantastic time hitting the slopes in Canaan Valley, WV, last week during Winter Break. “Houses, ski slopes, rental equipment, and the staff at Canaan Valley were just outstanding. We had so much fun—great weather Continue Reading

Register Now for WCDS Summer Academy

Let’s Get the Summer Started!Thursday May 23 – Friday May 31, 9 a.m. – follows school scheduleFor PS/PK/K with Mrs. BlankCost is $250    This camp starts the day after PS/PK/K Graduation (and the PS/PK/K have ended their year) and continues the week Continue Reading

20th Spring Auction

You heard right! We are celebrating our 20th Spring Auction this yearand pulling out all the stops with a Roaring 20s Murder Mystery Dinner.* It will be the one to remember! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we want you Continue Reading

A Taste of the World

In colorful and lively tradition, the WCDS community celebrated customs and cultures from a sampling of countries around the world at the International Day fair held on February 8. During a day organized by WCDS International Program Director Casey Carter, each Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 02/01/19

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director VAR Girls Basketball The WCDS games with the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind on 1/29/19 and Saint Michael’s on 1/30/19 were postponed due to school being Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 01/25/19

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director VAR Girls Basketball The Owls hosted Chelsea Academy on 1/22/19.   WCDS played a good game but struggled with the Knights’ strong post player.  The Owls had an early Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 01/18/19

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director VAR Girls Basketball The Owls hosted Randolph-Macon Academy on 1/16/19.   WCDS played a good game but struggled with the Jackets’ strong post players and strong point guard.   Several Continue Reading

Eyes on Studio Art

“The eye is the jewel of the body.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Recently in Kerrie Mullany’s upper school art class, students practiced drawing eyes. First, the young artists observed all of the various parts of the eye, both animal and Continue Reading

WCDS Owls Test Geography Knowledge

The birthplace of revolutionary figure Simon Bolivar is located in Caracas in which South American country? That was one of the many questions posed to geography bee participants on January 4 in Wakefield Country Day School’s pursuit to send an Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 12/07/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director VAR Girls Basketball The Owls traveled to Saint Michael the Archangel High School for a game on 12/3/18. WCDS,  playing without a starter, led the Warriors 5-1 after Continue Reading

WCDS Fall Sports 2018 Summary

Wakefield Country Day School Fall Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director After thirteen players graduated last spring, our Varsity Soccer team started the new year with a limited roster.  Rainy weather and poor field conditions allowed us to Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 11/2/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director                                                                                                                             VAR Volleyball The Owls hosted Saint Michael’s School for the DAC Quarter-final match on 10/30/18.  WCDS buzzed through the Warriors in business-like fashion winning the first set 27-7.  Continue Reading

A Taste of Responsibility

Responsibility is the focus for the month at Wakefield Country Day School, and K-2 students had a wonderful opportunity to see responsible adults in action in the community.  A visit to a local pizza shop, Papa John’s Pizza of Front Continue Reading

WCDS Sports Recap 10/26/18

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director                                                                                                                             MS Volleyball WCDS played Wakefield School 10/24/18.   Coach Pankow got all players into the final match of the season.  WCDS took the first set, 25-22.  Lauren Mehl Continue Reading