Situated on 18 acres in Millers Tavern, Virginia, Aylett is an independent, coeducational day school with students in early childhood 3 to grade eight. Our students come from Essex, King & Queen, King William, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Caroline, Westmoreland, and Hanover counties.
Aylett is a member of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools whose evaluation and accreditation program is recognized by the Virginia Board of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Aylett Country Day School was founded in 1966 by a group of parents who wanted to provide a quality independent elementary school experience for local children. The focus of the school is the same as it was when it was founded. Aylett is dedicated to academic excellence and the development of a child's full potential.
In September 1966, the doors of Aylett Country Day School opened in a converted hotel in the village of Walkerton. Four years later, the present main building was constructed on donated land in Millers Tavern. In 1976, the Owen Gwathmey Gymnasium was built. Since that time, a middle school building has been added, and most recently the main building was enlarged to accommodate administrative offices and Early Childhood classrooms.
The original school housed kindergarten through seventh grade. Over the years, both eighth grade and Early Childhood programs have been added. Today, the campus is filled with children from ages three to fourteen.
Today Aylett Country Day School has 17 classrooms, a computer lab, library, art and music rooms, two science labs, a gymnasium, locker rooms and a cafeteria. With the expansion of our facility, Aylett Country Day School is now able to offer more comprehensive programs in physical education, art, music, foreign language, technology, and science. We continue to expand our library and computer lab to support today's programs and to support the need for knowledge in technology.
What We Believe
We at Aylett believe that a good school is a partnership between the school, the child, and the family. When the parents and the school share the same core values, the net result is solid character development for the child. Parents demonstrate enthusiastic support through their involvement in a host of traditional school events such as the Country Fair, the Urbanna Oyster Festival, and Grandparents Day.