The Winchendon School

172 Ash Street,
Winchendon, MA 01475
Tel: 978-297-4476
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 250 students
The Winchendon School, a coeducational multicultural community, provides college-bound students of good character and promise with the essential study skills and learning strategies that will propel each student to achieve academic success.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Winchendon Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1926 1908
Campus Size 326 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 300 students
% Students of Color 11% 18%
% International Students 45% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Average SAT Score 1620 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 7 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 6 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 40% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $25 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,080 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,700 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 60% 58%
Director of Admissions Ellyn Baldini  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 10 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 26 24
ExtracurricularsA Cappella , Aerobics, Badminton, Chorus, Community Service, Dance, Drawing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Judicial Board, Literary Magazine, Newspaper, Outdoor Seal Training, Outing Club, Painting, Photography Club, Sculpture, Skiing and Snowboarding, Student Activities Committee, Student Government, Swimming, Theater, Triathlon Training, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting,

College Matriculation

Year: 2000-2004 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University 5
Northeastern University 5
Assumption College 4
Hamilton College 4
Syracuse University 4
Wheaton College 4
Bentley College 3
Curry College 3
Rhode Island School of Design 3
UMASS - Amherst 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: NEASC, NAIS, TABS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Beuhl Ford -
    • J.J. Newberry -
    • Sterling Hayden -
    • Scott Bartlett -
    • Jon Rotenberg -

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Hampshire Country School (6.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RindgeHampshire Country School
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    6.7 mi | 22 students | Gr. 3-12
  • AshburnhamCushing Academy
    39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
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  • DublinDublin School
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    16 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WiltonHigh Mowing School
    222 Isaac Frye Highway
    (603)654-2391 x 109
    17.4 mi | 112 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HardwickEagle Hill School
    P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    22.6 mi | 210 students | Gr. 8-12
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