Begin Your Journey at Walsingham

Why Walsingham?

An educational experience like no other. Walsingham Academy offers the only independent school education in Williamsburg to marry rigorous academics with Mercy-driven values.



As the director of admissions, I invite your family to discover a better way to learn.

As Williamsburg's premier co-educational, independent institution, Walsingham offers a holistic education that combines the best of traditional teaching with the latest in innovative experiential learning. In addition, we are deeply committed to the character and moral development of our students. By incorporating the Mercy values of service and compassion in all that we do, we're able to produce successful graduates — and even better humans.

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 Silver

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

Walsingham Academy admits qualified students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Walsingham Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies and scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.