School News

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 Continue Reading

WCDS Teachers: Students for the Summer

August 29, 2018

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?

August 29, 2018

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

August 17, 2018

  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

August 14, 2018

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

National Scholar Amid Thirteen AP Scholars at WCDS

August 10, 2018

Thirteen students at Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill, VA, have earned AP Scholar Awards in four categories as recognition of their outstanding achievement on AP exams for the 2017-18 academic year. Douglas Griffin, Class of ’18, has earned Continue Reading

Fun for All at the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

August 8, 2018

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

WCDS Wins Second CenturyLink Grant for Campus Film Studio

May 14, 2018

WCDS will build on the successful launch of its film studio with a second $5,000 grant from CenturyLink. This year, students got their feet wet making documentaries in AP U.S. History and producing an hour-long international news roundtable discussion for Continue Reading

Wakefield Athletics Lacrosse

Owls Take Down Culpeper LAX in Close Match

May 7, 2018

Congratulations to our Middle School Owls for their 5-4 win at Culpeper LAX!

Sports Recap 5/3

May 4, 2018

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