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Walsingham Academy

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[2]

Walsingham Academy
1100 Jamestown Road


United States
Coordinates37°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
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Mercy
PresidentMary Jeane Osterle
PrincipalAngie Baker (Upper)Jenafer Naswadi Lower)
GradesPre Kindergarten12th Grade
Enrollment252 (Upper)
194 (Lower) (2018)
Student to teacher ratio12:1
Hours in school day7
Color(s)Red, White and Black             
MascotTrojan Man
Team nameTrojans
RivalPeninsula Catholic/Hampton Roads Academy
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Admissions DirectorAshleigh O'Rourke'
Athletic DirectorNeil Bailey


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. Walsingham Academy won the baseball DIII State Championship in 2018 over Fuqua in 10 innings with a 6 to 5 score, capturing their first ever baseball state championship. The girls' track and field team has won the VISAA Division 2 State Championship 5 years in a row.

The choirEdit

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".
  3. ^ Tyra M. Vaughn (December 9, 2010). "Walsingham Academy choir will perform for the Pope". Daily Press.

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