Woodberry Forest School

241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
Tel: 888-798-9371
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 399 students
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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  • Review #1 - Class of 2000Brown University WFS was pretty unique in that it was an all boys school. This aspect of the school really scares. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Woodberry Forest Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1889 1910
Campus Size 1200 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 399 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1819 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1630 - 1990 -
Average ACT score 27 *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
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $292 million
(unaudited as of June 2016 ($739,240 per student))
$16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,500 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $32,505 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 67 -
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsFrazier Stowers


# 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 23
ExtracurricularsBicycling Club, Book Club, Boy Scouts, Cheerleaders, Choir, Computer Club, Debate Club, Dramatics, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), 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: 2012 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Alabama 87
University of South Carolina 73
Sewanee: University of the South 71
University of Virginia 62
University of North Carolina 60
University of Mississippi 58
Hampden-Sydney College 55
Wofford College 55
North Carolina State University 48
University of Georgia 45

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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