School News

Fall Coaching Line-up

July 19, 2019

Mens Sana in Corpore Sano — A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: A core principle of WCDS. Students in grades 5-12 participate in team sports to engage in social interactions, work together to achieve goals, build skills such as teamwork and leadership, and learn to respect their teammates and coaches. Go Owls! MS Soccer …

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Smithsonian comes to WCDS

March 29, 2019

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.

First place turbines

March 24, 2019

Two Wakefield Country Day School science classes, one from middle school and one from high school, and the school’s Women’s Engineering Club participated in the Northern Region KidWind Challenge, “the ultimate wind turbine design competition,” held at Shenandoah University. The teams had to design, create and test small turbine blades that would produce power. Groups …

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Big Snow, Big Fun

March 7, 2019

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 and great food!” said Rebekka Korte after her first time organizing and chaperoning the event. …

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A Taste of the World

February 11, 2019

Assembly Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2019

Mrs. Perry’s fifth grade students delivered a very moving tribute to MLK, Jr. during Assembly.

WCDS Owls Test Geography Knowledge

January 7, 2019

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 Owl to the annual National Geographic Bee Championship.  In the competition, fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Perry, …

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A Taste of Responsibility

October 26, 2018

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 Royal, fit right in with classroom units on Community and Responsibility. All of the students …

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A Focus on Honor

October 11, 2018

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 enough and sought to put an end to the naughtiness.  He placed his own money, …

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The Importance of Being Courteous

September 13, 2018

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 fun tone to the study of manners, members of the senior class perform comical courtesy …

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