Woodberry Forest School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
  • 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Washington and Lee University
    The thing I liked best about Woodberry was the incredible friends I made. Thirteen years after I graduated they're still my best friends. Living together on a dorm was a really cool experience and let. . .
  • Brown University
    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. . .

Top 20 Placements

Woodberry Forest School is listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 324 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2019 School Data
Woodberry ForestBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-125-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18891909
Campus Size1200 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment394 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1280* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1090 - 1310-
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)
Average Class Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4017
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$332 million
(unaudited as of May 2018 ($739,240 per student))
$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$34,275$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


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

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1716
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsBicycling Club, Book Club, Boy Scouts, Cheerleaders, Choir, Computer Club, Debate Club, Pilates, Recreational Running, Recreational Skiing and Snowboarding, Rod and Gun Club, Sol (Poetry), Student Council, Student Newspaper, SWAT (Dance Troupe), Technical Theatre, The Academic Team, The Dozen, The Mentor Program, The Talon (lit mag), Theatre Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Woodberry Christian Fellowship, Yoga

Club or Organization:
Woodberry Ambassadors

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia36
Sewanee: The University of the South27
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24
University of South Carolina21
Washington and Lee University16
North Carolina State University12
The University of Alabama12
Clemson University11
Southern Methodist University11
University of Georgia11
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Woodberry Forest 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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