Woodberry Forest School

241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
Tel: 888-798-9371
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 393 students
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Founded in 1889, Woodberry Forest School is an 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 
2015 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 1910
Campus Size 1200 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 393 students 300 students
% Students of Color 12% 20%
% International Students 10% 20%
% Students Boarding 100% 67%
Average SAT Score 1781 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
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 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 68% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $315 million
(unaudited as of May 2015 ($802,000 per student))
$16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,700 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 42% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $32,456 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 52% -
Acceptance Rate 48% 56%
Director of AdmissionsScott G. Schamberger


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
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 Virginia 24
University of North Carolina 23
University of South Carolina 15
North Carolina State University 12
Sewanee: The University of the South 12
University of Alabama 9
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 9
College of William and Mary 8
University of Georgia 8
Clemson University 6

School Notes:

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Blue Ridge School (23.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Blue Ridge School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    23.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 195 students273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
  • 27.7 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 886 students2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
  • 37.4 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 185 students1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    37.6 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 535 studentsP.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    (United Methodist)
    43.6 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 314 students200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
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