What WCDS means to five featured students:

5 Pillars
Through Wakefield Country Day School’s 5-pillars program, students in grades 8 and above set and achieve personal goals in five critical areas: intellect, culture, service, fitness, and virtue. Our featured students are a few of the many who are successfully achieving their goals with the support of their parents, advisors, and our dedicated faculty and staff. Come learn more at our Fall Open House ~ November 7, 2010 from 1p.m. - 3 p.m.

12th grader Adrian Wassel
Designated as an AP Scholar with Distinction, serves as the school's Vice President, named the DAC Division 2 Lacrosse Player of the Year for 2022.

"I transferred to Wakefield Country Day School as a sophomore. Immediately I noticed that high levels of achievement and intellect were not only accepted but strongly encouraged by teachers and peers alike. To put it simply, at Wakefield, it is cool to be smart."

11th grade honor student, Lauren Castle

As Cecily Cardew, in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

"Wakefield teachers challenge us to think outside the box and apply what we learn to real life situations. I feel more confident and know that what I have learned here will guide me throughout the rest of my life."

9th grade Honor student, Will Scaring
Volunteering regularly to play his violin for senior citizens at assisted living facilities.

"Wakefield helps me bring out my talents and use them in the service of others, not just keep them to myself."

11th grader Christine Pankow
2022 player of the year in the Delaney Athletic Conference for Division 2 volleyball, First Team All Conference/DAC, CO-MVP for the WCDS volleyball team, all while maintaining a first honors average and taking 4 AP classes.

"Juggling academics and sports is not always easy, but here at Wakefield I have learned the essential skill of time management, which not only assists me in my academic career at Wakefield, but will also benefit me throughout the rest of my life."

12th grader Andrew Smith
senior prefect, as selected by his teachers, altar server at his church, 1st Honors average, and the DAC Division 2 basketball player of the year for 2008.

"Aristotle said: 'It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.' At Wakefield Country Day School, while a student may be applauded for a singular virtuous action, the students are more importantly nurtured in the spirit of virtue. Students are persuaded to act virtuously, not because they fear punishment, but in service to themselves and those around them. They are trusted to be virtuous, and the environment fosters that virtue."



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