Walsingham Academy

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Walsingham Academy
1100 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8702
United States
Coordinates 37°15′22″N 76°43′39″W / 37.25611°N 76.72750°W / 37.25611; -76.72750Coordinates: 37°15′22″N 76°43′39″W / 37.25611°N 76.72750°W / 37.25611; -76.72750
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Mercy
Established 1947
President Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle
Dean Stacy McClintock
Principal Martha McArthur (Upper)
Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle (Lower)
Grades Pre Kindergarten12th Grade
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 281 (Upper)
376 (Lower) (2009)
Student to teacher ratio 18:1
Hours in school day 24
Color(s) Red, White and Black             
Mascot Trojan Man
Nickname WA
Team name Trojans
Rival Hampton Roads Academy
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper The Shield 2.0"
Admissions Director Richard Plank
Athletic Director Neil Bailey

Walsingham Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was founded in 1947 and is administered by the Sisters of Mercy of Merion, Pennsylvania. It is ranked as the best Catholic high school in Virginia by Niche.com.[2]


Walsingham's school team used to be called the Apostles but they now are called the Trojans.

The sports teams have won state championship titles in track and field, lacrosse, golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, cross country, and sailing.

The choir[edit]

The Walsingham Academy choir performed in Beijing in 2008 and in Rome in 2010.[3] They also performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


  1. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-10
  2. ^ "2016 Best Catholic High Schools in Virginia". Niche.com. 
  3. ^ Tyra M. Vaughn (December 9, 2010). "Walsingham Academy choir will perform for the Pope". Daily Press. 

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