Worcester Academy

5.00 (1 review)
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Since 1834, Worcester Academy has been creating life-changing experiences for students, families, and the community.
Our exceptional faculty inspires students to dig deeper and put forth effort that builds perseverance, character, and world-readiness.
Our students are engaged, empowered, and equipped to "Achieve the Honorable", now and throughout their lives.

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  • Class of 2020
    5 Stars  
    George Washington University
    My school is in the prime spot for somebody interested in going into politics or any kind of law field. The location of GW allows for many students to intern on the Hill and network. . .
Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Worcester AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18341907
Campus Size72 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment500 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
25%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
35%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Casual but professional)
Casual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio7:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
55%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$60 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,000$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,000
(Middle School tuition is $38000)
$33,500
Tuition international students$72,000$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$60,000$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$23,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
58%
Director of AdmissionsMeghan Bennett
Associate Director of AdmissionsKevin Zifcak

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Contemporary Band, Dance Team, Debate Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Green Team, Habitat for Humanity, Hillpoppas: Acapella Group, Kick Cancer (Jimmy Fund), Lance - Art & Literary Magazine, Model United Nations, Nuestra Voz, Robotics Team, Spanish Club, Student Leadership Committee, Tennis/ Chess Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Varsity Math Team, Vigornia (Newspaper), WA Math Team, World Cultures and Languages

Arts and Music Programs:
Afternoon Tunes

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Spectrum (Students of Color Affinity Group)

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Worcester Academy accreditations: NEASC, AISNE, NAIS, TABS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Cole Porter, 1909 - Broadway composer
    • Jim Davis, 1962 - Chairman, New Balance Athletic Shoe
    • John F. Dryden, 1857 - Founder Prudential Insurance, U.S. Senator
    • Jonathan Starr, 1994 - Financial executive and philanthropist
    • Alingon Mitra, 2004 - Comedian
    • Kaz Grala, 2017 - Stock car racing driver

Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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