Wakefield School

A nonprofit organization

$9,220 raised by 26 donors

80% complete

$11,500 Goal

Help the Class of 2023 raise funds for a library refresh! 

A honored Wakefield tradition, each year the Senior Class selects a project or "gift" to raise funds for campus improvements. Philanthropy and giving back is a core value at Wakefield School and the Senior Gift is just one of the many ways Wakefield Students give back to the school and their community. This year, we are honored that the Class of 2023 has chosen to raise 23% of the funding required to reimagine and refresh the library space in the Lt. Gen. John S. Fairfield Building.

As a part of the refresh, the library will get new carpet, fresh paint, like-new furniture through in-kind donations and refinishing of existing furniture, and a floorplan change that will allow for an increased number of collaborative work spaces. 

In the past, Seniors have raised funds for their selected project exclusively through peer-to-peer fundraising. This year, the Development team at Wakefield School is excited to partner with the Class of 2023 to engage our community in both peer-to-peer fundraising efforts as well as fundraising through Give Local Piedmont. 

Our Mission

Wakefield School is an independent, college-preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through grade 12 engaging in a rigorous and inspiring liberal arts curriculum. Our ambitious vision for every student is to foster capable, ethical, articulate citizens who seek the challenge, make a difference, and live extraordinary lives, each in his or her own way.

Our Philosophy

We believe that a liberal arts education trains the intellect while fostering self-discipline, independence, creativity, and curiosity. We encourage students at every level to think about and with the knowledge they are working to master. We aim to cultivate strong and ethical character through guidance in and out of the classroom committed to training the spirit as well as the mind. This concept is embodied in the School's motto, Virtus et Sapientia, or "Virtue and Wisdom."

"There is a culture here that can be palpably felt as you walk the hill and the hallways. When a family chooses Wakefield School, they choose to be a part of something larger than themselves. They choose to actively engage in the pursuit and application of knowledge, character, courtesies, and service to others." - Ashley Harper, Head of School

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