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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,450
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15 / Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Woodberry Forest School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Woodberry Forest School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1889
1907
Campus Size
1200 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
400 students
300 students
% Students of Color
24%
26%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score
1280
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1190 - 1420
-
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Collared shirts and slacks
Casual
Average Class Size
9 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
76%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$450 million
(in Endowment and Managed Funds)
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,450
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$42,419
(Grant Range: $2,200 - $63,450.)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Nov. 15 / Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
49%
58%
Director of Admissions
Karla Vargas-Kennedy
Chase Spong

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
34
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassadors, Boy Scouts, Caucus, Chess Club, Dance Club, Drone Club, Environmental Club, Fly-Fishing Club, Gay Straight Alliance, International Forum, Investment Club, Lemon Tree Film Club, math league, Model United Nations, Outdoors Club, Paintball Club, Peer Leadership Council, Robotics Club, Rod and Gun Club, Ropes Course Instructors, Rubik's Cube Club, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, Student Bands, Student Conservation Committee, The Fir Tree Yearbook, The Oracle, The Talon, Vegetable Gardening Initiative, Woodberry Christian Fellowship, Woodberry Forest School Production Network, Young Democrats, Young Libertarians, Young Republicans

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia
55
University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill
34
Sewanee: The University of the South
28
Washington and Lee University
26
Texas Christian Univeristy
24
University of South Carolina
22
Wofford College
18
Southern Methodist University
15
North Carolina University
14
The University of Georgia
14

School Notes

  • Join a community where boys are known, challenged, and loved. Woodberry is a school for boys who want something else, something more than they can get at home. It`s a school for boys who love a challenge and know that a hard thing is always worth doing. On our beautiful campus in the Virginia countryside, boys join an enduring community, develop friendships that last a lifetime, and gain a sense of self-confidence that is balanced by humility. They are mentored by teachers and coaches who devote their lives to the school and the boys who live and learn here. Together students and teachers pursue excellence in all areas of our community's life. Woodberry students graduate as young men who are becoming the very best versions of themselves. They graduate with a sense of honor and moral purpose, thanks to the uncommon experience they`ve had here together. Together Woodberry boys are shaping what it means to be a man in today`s ever-changing world.
  • Woodberry Forest School accreditations: Accredited by Southern Assoication of Colleges and Schools and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Member College Board, NACAC, and NAIS
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2005
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2000
5.00
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. . .
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