Woodberry Forest School

241 Woodberry Station,
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
Tel: 888-798-9371
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 408 students
Founded in 1889 and currently celebrating its 125th anniversary, Woodberry Forest School is an exceptional, all-boarding community for boys in grades nine through twelve.
A Woodberry education, centered around a century-old, student-run honor system, emphasizes intellectual thoroughness and moral integrity.
Our 1200-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and technology for academic, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
All students participate in an extensive leadership development program.
Our school is located in scenic Madison County, Virginia, a short drive from Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, or Richmond. 

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Woodberry Forest Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1889 1907
Campus Size 1200 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 408 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 10% 20%
% Students Boarding 100% 67%
Average SAT Score 1875 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Monthly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Collared shirts and slacks)
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 40 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 71% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $271 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,500 $46,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,280
% Students on Financial Aid 43% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,900 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 53% -
Acceptance Rate 49% 57%
Director of Admissions J. Harrison Stuart '98  
Associate Director of Admissions Jason M. Slade '90  


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 25 24
ExtracurricularsBicycling Club, Book Club, Boy Scouts, Cheerleading, Choir, Computer Club, Debate, Dramatics, Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Fir Tree (Yearbook), International Relations Club, Math Team, Minority Caucus, Model UN, Outing Club, Rapidan Program, Rod and Gun Club, Student Council, Student Newspaper, The Academic Team, The Dozen, The Mentor Program, The Talon (lit mag), Woodberry Ambassadors, Woodberry Christian Fellowship

College Matriculation

Year: 2011-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27
University of Virginia 25
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 11
Elon University 10
North Carolina State University 10
Sewanee: The University of the South 10
University of South Carolina 10
College of William and Mary 9
University of Alabama 9
University of Mississippi 9

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: Accredited by Southern Assoication of Colleges and Schools and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Member College Board, NACAC, and NAIS

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The nearest school is Blue Ridge School (23.8 miles away)
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