Woodberry Forest School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 888-798-9371
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.

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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 Offered9-126-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18891910
Campus Size1200 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment397 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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 ClassesWeeklyBi-Monthly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Collared shirts and slacks)
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
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$314 million
(unaudited as of June 2017 ($739,240 per student))
$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$33,676$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
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, 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: 2012 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Alabama87
University of South Carolina73
Sewanee: University of the South71
University of Virginia62
University of North Carolina60
University of Mississippi58
Hampden-Sydney College55
Wofford College55
North Carolina State University48
University of Georgia45

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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