Upper School Welcome
The Upper School serves young women and men in the 8th through 12th grades. Our students are energetic, curious and compassionate, and our challenging college preparatory curriculum and extra-curricular programs help them grow into committed, active, confident young adults. With an emphasis on learning the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century, teachers journey with students as they learn how to make a real difference in the world. Walsingham students explore, discover and develop their gifts, so that they can assume responsibility as mature participants in a pluralistic society.
Upper School Announcements
US Catholic Schools Week & Spirit Activities
January 25-31 is Catholic Schools Week! Click here for an outline of the schedule of events at the Upper School.
Walsingham Academy's Office of College Counseling Presents
Expert panel: Everything you Need to Know about the College Search and Application Process
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM in McAuley Hall
Learn the ins and outs of the college search and application process from four admission professionals who review college applications for four different universities. This event is designed to answer some of the important questions regarding the college admission process and how students can put their best foot forward. The panel will be moderated with prepared questions, followed by a brief opportunity for questions from the audience. RSVP not required. Visit https://www.walsingham.org/collegeadmissionspanel for a list of panelists and bios.
Walsingham Expands Fine Arts Opportunities to Include Performance Based Activities
Education and engagement in the Fine Arts at Walsingham Academy is an essential part of our curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every one of our students. Effective this 2014-15 academic year, Upper School students that participate in performance based Fine Arts activities, such as Band, Drama, and Madrigals will receive Fine Arts credit on the Pass/Fail system. This enables us to recognize and reward our students’ commitment and dedication to artistic pursuits, in music, on stage, or through an instrument, and the preparation and practice that performance based Fine Arts activities require.
Walsingham Adopts 10 Point Grading Scale
After reviewing grading practices in Virginia’s public and private schools, as well as those across the country, Walsingham Academy has determined that adopting the 10-Point Grading Scale would ensure Walsingham students remain competitive, especially in the areas of college applications and scholarship awards. The new grading scale will be effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year for students in first through twelfth grade. Students enrolled in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten will continue to use a development scale for reporting student progress. Student records for all academic years prior to August 2014 will reflect the numeric grading system that was in place when the grades were earned. For more information visit the Parent Home Page on SPA.
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As a proud member of VHS, Walsingham Academy expands its course catalog exponentially by providing online courses to our students. Walsingham students can gain online classroom experience as well as take unique courses like Mandarin Chinese or software programming.
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