172 Ash Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
The Winchendon School (TWS) is a coeducational, boarding and day school for grades 9-12 & PG. A day and boarding campus is located outside of Boston on over 300 acres in central Massachusetts, The Winchendon School is nestled between Mount Monadnock and Mount Wachusetts. A city day campus is located in New York City in Herald Square.
Our 285 students work collaboratively in small group settings. Our program is designed to allow every student and their learning style to be known and celebrated.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 285 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $70,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,900
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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Description

Class of 2017
5.00
Boston College
At the Winchendon School, small class sizes with no more than 8 or so students per class allow students valuable one on one time with teachers and more opportunities for participation during class. No students. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
Texas
Small class size with support services and the golf course. . .

Top Rankings

The Winchendon School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
The Winchendon School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1926
1907
Campus Size
326 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
285 students
300 students
% Students of Color
14%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average ACT score
30
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
19
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
50%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$30 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$70,900
(7 and 5 day boarding available: 5-day $59750)
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,900
$32,995
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$59,750
$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$20,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
40%
58%
Director of Admissions
John Toffey
Associate Director of Admissions
Erika Rothkegel

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
19
17
Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
17
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Affinity Group, Community Service Club, Current Events & Debate, Green Key Student Ambassadors, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Robotics, Service Learning Groups, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
A cappella group, Drawing, Theater Productions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aerobics, Fun Fitness, Strength and Conditioning

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Northeastern University
6
Boston College
5
Boston University
4
Colby College
3
Cornell University
3
Hamilton College
2
Bowdoin College
1
Dartmouth College
1
Stanford University
1
United States Naval Academy
1

School Notes

  • At The Winchendon School, we are guided by real-world.. Classes are exciting and energetic; teachers reject lecturing and instead design active learning environments where students lead discussions, debate questions, and draw their own conclusions. 
  • We encourage academic risks, self-reflection, and practical learning. Whether studying street art in New York City, working on an internship studying gravitational waves at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), or designing web animation, students are actively engaged in learning.
  • Students connect studying to life beyond school, preparing them to be leaders and innovators. Backed by recent research, we know students learn better when they have strong connections with the people around them. The leaders of tomorrow must learn to connect with their communities locally and globally. 
  • Engaged learning begins with asking "Why?"  The day is designed around the discovery of information and connecting to real-world issues. Students go beyond rote memorization of facts. Could you live on two dollars a day in Honduras? Why isn`t there enough food in the world, or is there? Learning to think big, take action, and have impact gives students a platform to tell a richer story about who they want to be and how they will impact the world. 
  • The Winchendon School accreditations: NEASC, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Perry Dye ‘71 - Founder and president of Dye Designs. He is a world renowned golf course designer and has contributed to the design of hundreds of courses world wide. Golf Digest has ranked many of Perry’s courses at the top of their lists.
    • Greg Selkoe ‘92 - Founder and CEO of XSET Former CEO/Founder of Karmaloop, Previously led Curateurs.com and former President of FaZe.
    • Bruno Sundov ‘99 - The 7’3 inch student athlete from Split, Croatia had already been drafted in the NBA’s by the Dallas Mavericks in 1998, the year of the NBA Lockout. Because of the work stoppage, Bruno decided to attend The Winchendon School to learn English.
    • Francisco Garcia ‘02 - Started at Winchendon, then moved on to play for Legendary Coach Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville. He was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and played for ten seasons in Sacramento, CA and Houston, TX.
    • Lauren Kelly ‘14 - Was an outstanding student athlete starring in multiple sports signed a scholarship to attend Northeastern University to play for the Women’s Hockey Team. She is a former recipient of the Jason Ritchie Scholarship while at Winchendon and captain of the te
    • Max MacKenzie ‘16 - Is an American actor, voice over artist, producer, and activist. After taking up acting at The Winchendon School, he debuted in his first film at the age of 18, in ‘Just Say Goodbye’ and also starred in an episode of Investigation Discovery’s highest rate
    • Bryan Perla '17 - Caused a bidding war on Shark Tank for the product he developed while a student at The Winchendon School during ColLAB program.
    • Sophie Jamison '18 - Known to millions of followers on social media as Sophie Lightning.
Profile last updated: 02/09/2022
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 285 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $70,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,900
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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