Wakefield School

A nonprofit organization

Lessons that last a lifetime.

Our Mission

To foster the character, curiosity, and clear voices the world will always need.

The greatest challenge in education is preparing people to thrive in a world that is rapidly evolving. Unprecedented societal and technological advances are coalescing to capture our imagination, influence how we learn, and shape how we interact with each other and with society. In response to these sea changes in the human experience, how we educate, and how students learn, must also evolve. Yet certain fundamental skills will always be necessary for the successful and joyful pursuit of lifelong learning: acting ethically, thinking critically, and communicating effectively. It is to the development of these timeless qualities that Wakefield School’s mission is dedicated.

Guiding Principles

Education at its most powerful enables students to nurture, explore, and expand their innate abilities and dispositions. At the heart of a Wakefield education is the partnership between the student, his or her family, and the school that empowers students to take ownership of their unique learning experiences. A transformational educational experience fosters the earned confidence foundational to achievement and lifetime fulfillment.

Experience Wakefield

Our sense of community and belonging is felt before stepping inside our doors. As you head up the hill, expect to fall in love with the beautiful vistas of the rolling Blue Ridge mountains. As you make your way into the stately Archwood House to be warmly greeted by our administration, you will immediately see and feel a sense of community unlike any other. The students, faculty, and parents are what bring the Wakefield Experience to life as you tour the grounds and get a feel for the bustling environment of young leaders and dedicated educators. Our vistas will take your breath away, but the people who make up our tight-knit community are the real treasure. Watch the videos below to hear their stories.

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Wakefield School

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