Communities in Schools of NOVA isn’t the only new thing on the block of South Chesterfield Road in Arlington – Wakefield High School opened its brand new doors to students and staff for the start of the 2013-2014 school year!  The old building, which opened in 1953, served the Arlington community for 60 years – an amazing feat attributed to the hard work and dedication of the the custodial and maintenance staff by teachers and counselors at the school.  New students, staff members and community members are just as impressed with the new building as 20 year veteran teachers, and all are excited to utilize the new spaces and resources this space will provide to the school and Arlington community.

Some of the amazing features of the new building include:

  • SMART Boards in every classroom
  • Printing stations located in every hallway
  • Numerous learning and community spaces, including the Town Hall in the main entrance of the school
  • New aquatic and fitness centers
  • State of the art auditorium and “black box” theater in the round

While the new building features numerous impressive attributes and is still confusing students trying to find Algebra 2 on the third floor, staff, students and parents have already noted that the warmth and strong community of Wakefield has already carried over to the new building. On the first day of school, one parent put it best, “It already feels like Wakefield.”

Click here to see the progress of the construction of the building from 2011 to the present!