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WCDS is a coed, pre-school through twelfth grade college preparatory day school whose curriculum emphasizes scholarship in the classical tradition. The School is situated ninety minutes outside of Washington, D.C., on a 12-acre campus in scenic Rappahannock County, Virginia. We draw students and provide bus transportation from eight surrounding counties and also welcome to our campus each year International Students who come from Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or South America.
The mission of WCDS is to develop each student's character and intellect through active involvement in a structured curriculum founded on classical principles and in an environment that encourages scholarship, diligence, self-discipline, and respect for and service to others.
We pride ourselves on offering an education designed to produce students who write and speak well, possess strong analytical skills, and are motivated by a strong sense of ethical responsibility.
Our Motto is Virtus et Sapientia: Virtue and Wisdom.