International Program

ACADEMICS | STUDENT LIFE | ATHLETICS

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The Best Chance for your Student

Wakefield Country Day School strives to give your student the best chance to attain their American Dream.  By fully integrating them into our school and community, we offer your student a real opportunity to reach their goal and achieve their best.  Out faculty includes some of the most prestigious names in the Washington, D.C. area.  With these strategic partnerships comes the chance to foster immense opportunity and develop relationships that will last a lifetime.

During Wakefield’s existence, it has been home to students from Europe, Asia, and Africa, including countries such as Spain, France, Venezuela, Turkey, Mexico, Benin, Japan, Egypt, Korea, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, China, Haiti, Guatemala, India, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Russia. Our Upper School is designed to systematically prepare students for college entry. Virtually 100% of our graduates go on to some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. Wakefield students consistently rank well above the national average in SAT, ACT, and TOEFL scores.

ACADEMICS


Our students achieve the highest honors and are accepted into the best schools in the country with an average SAT score of 1320.  Recent acceptances include:  Boston College, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Dartmouth, Duke University, George Washington University, Johns HOpkins, Penn State, Princeton, UC Davis, UNC, USC, UVA, Vassar, Wake Forest University, and Yale University.

STUDENT LIFE


From the Homecoming Dance to trips to New York City, London and beyond, students at WCDS enjoy a rich experience from the moment they step foot through our doors.  Weekend excursions to shopping and dining destinations and the annual all-expense paid Winter Break Ski Trip are just a few of our exciting activities.

ATHLETICS


WCDS fields eight varsity teams:  Men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Alpine Skiing, and Men's Lacrosse.  Our teams are competitive while still allowing each student the opportunity to learn life-long skills like team dynamics and physical well-being.

The Best Chance for your Student

Wakefield Country Day School strives to give your student the best chance to attain their American Dream.  By fully integrating them into our school and community, we offer your student a real opportunity to reach their goal and achieve their best.  Our faculty includes some of the most prestigious names in the Washington, D.C. area.  With these strategic partnerships comes the chance to foster immense opportunity and develop relationships that will last a lifetime.

During Wakefield’s existence, it has been home to students from Europe, Asia, and Africa, including countries such as Spain, France, Venezuela, Turkey, Mexico, Benin, Japan, Egypt, Korea, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, China, Haiti, Guatemala, India, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Russia. Our Upper School is designed to systematically prepare students for college entry. Virtually 100% of our graduates go on to some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. Wakefield students consistently rank well above the national average in SAT, ACT, and TOEFL scores.

ACADEMICS


Our students achieve the highest honors and are accepted into the best schools in the country with an average SAT score of 1320.  Recent acceptances include:  Boston College, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Dartmouth, Duke University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Princeton, UC Davis, UNC, USC, UVA, Vassar, Wake Forest University, and Yale University.

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STUDENT LIFE


From the Homecoming Dance to trips to New York City, London and beyond, students at WCDS enjoy a rich experience from the moment they step foot through our doors.  Weekend excursions to shopping and dining destinations and the annual all-expense paid Winter Break Ski Trip are just a few of our exciting activities.

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ATHLETICS


WCDS fields eight varsity teams:  Men's' Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Alpine Skiing, and Men's Lacrosse.  Our teams are competitive while still allowing each student the opportunity to learn life-long skills like team dynamics and physical well-being.

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Home Away from Home

Living with a host family in a boarding home or a private home allows for students to perfect their English language skills and learn the nuances of American life.  Delicious home-cooked meals, help with homework, and exciting weekend excursions await.

BY THE NUMBERS


Tuition & Board   $43,780

SAT Average   1330

ACT Average   30

TOEFL Average   98

AP Courses Offered   12

Varsity Sports   9

Teacher/Student Ratio   10:1

47-yr record   100%

4-College Acceptance

Home Away from Home

Living with a host family in a boarding home or a private home allows for students to perfect their English language skills and learn the nuances of American life.  Delicious home-cooked meals, help with homework, and exciting weekend excursions await.

AP COURSES


AP Language

AP US History

AP US Government

AP Comparative Government

AP Modern European History

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Physics

AP Environmental Science

AP Literature

AP French

AP Spanish

ELECTIVES


Studio Art

Computer Technology/Coding

Film

Philosophy

Journalism

Model UN

Wakefield Diploma

 

The Wakefield Diploma is only offered to students who study at WCDS during their junior and senior years.

 

4  Credits of English ~ Literature, Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar

4  Credits of Mathematics ~ Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Statistics

3  Credits of Science ~ Biology, Chemistry, Physics or another science elective

3 Credits of History ~ World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government

2 Credits of Foreign Language ~ French, Spanish, Latin, or Latin/Greek Roots

1 Credit of Fine Arts ~ Music, Art, and/or Drama

3 Credit of Electives ~ Yearly offerings will vary

2 Credits of Physical Education ~ Credits may be earned by playing or managing a sports team, ½ credit per sport, up to 1 credit a year.

1  Credit of Public Speaking including presentation during Assembly

Wakefield Diploma

 

The Wakefield Diploma is only offered to students who study at WCDS during their junior and senior years.

 

4  Credits of English ~ Literature, Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar

4  Credits of Mathematics ~ Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Statistics

3  Credits of Science ~ Biology, Chemistry, Physics or another science elective

3 Credits of History ~ World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government

2 Credits of Foreign Language ~ French, Spanish, Latin, or Latin/Greek Roots

1 Credit of Fine Arts ~ Music, Art, and/or Drama

3 Credit of Electives ~ Yearly offerings will vary

2 Credits of Physical Education ~ Credits may be earned by playing or managing a sports team, ½ credit per sport, up to 1 credit a year.

1  Credit of Public Speaking including presentation during Assembly

1) Tuition & Boarding

Tuition, boarding fees, and additional charges explained in more detail.

2) International Inquiry Form

Request more information about WCDS by filling out our Inquiry Form.  Our Admissions Director will be in touch.

3) Apply Online

Complete our online application.

Uniform Requirements

Maria Muro (Spain)

"Wakefield is like a big family. You feel safe here."

Vitasta Vyas (India)

"The students in our school are very nice, thoughtful, and friendly. The teachers are awesome and always willing to help with any questions.  The host families really make us feel as if we are at home. They take care of us and guide us.  All these things make WCDS a wonderful choice for students who want to attend high school in the United States."

Song-Yi Chang (Korea)

"At Wakefield Country Day School students get individual attention from the teacher. Everyone gets to play sports, so you learn cooperation and teamwork."

Maxime M. (Rwanda)

"This school is a place that will welcome you with open arms.  Even though I only attended for my junior and senior years, the students and my teachers all made me feel like I belonged.  My experience shaped my education and personality, and WCDS helped me get into my first college choice (Virginia Tech) and gave me all the tools that I needed to succeed in college.  Now, five years after graduating, I look back and know that WCDS played an important role in my success."

Amelie Bever (Germany)

"I am the third child in my family to study at WCDS. Both my sister and brother graduated from here and attended colleges in the USA. The classes are challenging but the ELL teachers are there ready to help whenever students need them. My host family is great, too. I am so glad I came."

Jerry Li (China)

"I like the education system here.  Every teacher is so experienced; they are not only spirit leaders but also good friends.  I live on campus in Trinity Manor with other exchange students and a teacher host family. It is great being so close to school where I can use the gym on weekends and not have to get up so early to make it to class on time. The teachers make the ELL students feel like family here. Students are really friendly, too.  It has been a great experience studying at WCDS. I know I will miss the school after I graduate." 

Claudia Mak (Hong Kong)

"I like having the small classes where everyone knows everyone and there is no discrimination.  I feel comfortable with everyone.  I like being a part of the Cross Country team even though it is tough.  I like all the activities at school , and I love living with my host family who is so friendly and nice.  They treat me as if I am their daughter."

Daiki Doi (Japan)

"All teachers are really kind and patient, teaching me slowly how to learn English in the ELL classes.  All my classes are interesting and the school has great sports opportunities.  I am playing on the soccer team and the ski team."

Okan Camci (Turkey)

"When I left my family behind in Turkey to come to America, I was very unhappy. After arriving at Wakefield Country Day School I found I had a second family. WCDS has provided me with a great education. By my senior year I was elected President of Student Government. I attended college in the United States, and I believe that WCDS gave me the foundation that I needed to be successful in whatever I choose to do."

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Director of International Program

Casey Carter 

ccarter@wcdsva.org

(540) 635-8555 ext. 227
(540) 636-1501 (ATTN: Admissions)

Admissions

Director of Admissions

Suzanne Zylonis

admissions@wcdsva.org

(540) 635-8555 ext. 227
(540) 636-1501 (ATTN: Admissions)

Please contact WCDS for more information regarding fees and wire transfers, deadlines and details.