Woodberry Forest School

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Tel: 888-798-9371
241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
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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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    WFS was pretty unique in that it was an all boys school. This aspect of the school really scares off potential students, but I can't even remember the number of classmates I had my. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Woodberry ForestBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18891910
Campus Size1200 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment397 students300 students
% Students of Color
14%
20%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
67%
Average SAT Score1280* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1220 - 1360-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Collared shirts and slacks)
Casual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4017
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
55%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$314 million
(unaudited as of June 2017 ($739,240 per student))
$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,600$54,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant33676$22,844
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
46%
55%
Director of AdmissionsScott Schamberger
Frazier Stowers

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1715
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2524
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 Christian Fellowship

Club or Organization:
Woodberry Ambassadors

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201710 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia35
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill31
Sewanee: The University of the South26
University of South Carolina17
Washington and Lee University17
North Carolina State University15
The University of Alabama15
University of Georgia11
University of Mississippi11
Virginia Tech11
Link to Matriculation Data

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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