Begin Your Journey at Walsingham

Why Walsingham?

Walsingham Academy is the only private school in Williamsburg to offer your child the life-long advantages of an exceptional Catholic-based education. What makes us truly special is that we are the only co-educational, PreK-12, Mercy School in the United States.


I challenge you to discover what it means to be a student at Walsingham Academy—an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947 and steeped in a long standing tradition of academic excellence. The Office of Admissions at Walsingham seeks to build a unique and talented student body and create an environment where education does not end when the bell rings. We offer students in grades prekindergarten through twelfth grade the opportunity to take part in exciting educational and extra-curricular opportunities.

Admission to Walsingham Academy is selective with consideration given to the applicant’s past academic performance, teacher recommendations, test scores, entrance exam, and personal interview. Although metrics are an important part of the process, we seek to not simply qualify a student by a test score; instead, we strive to get to know our applicants as individuals with unique characteristics, strengths, interests, and contributions to the community. During this process, we work to provide an individualized experience for our applicants and connect them with both academics and activities throughout the school.

While our website is an excellent source for information, I invite you to visit Walsingham Academy. Please submit your inquiry online or contact the Office of Admissions directly.

I look forward to working with your family,

Ashleigh O’Rourke

Director of Admissions
Walsingham Academy
Phone: (757) 259-1430
Fax: (757) 259-4679