Worcester Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
From our hilltop vantage point in a historic Worcester neighborhood, we see things a little differently than most New England independent schools.
This is a place where life takes an interesting turn.
It's called the real world, where success doesn't always come easily, but it's worth the extra effort.
Students are engaged, empowered, and equipped to "Achieve the Honorable," now and throughout their lives.
In an authentic and unpretentious culture, our exceptional teachers and coaches thoughtfully blend challenge and care-- meeting students where they are in life, helping them to understand both who they are and what they have to contribute locally, nationally, and internationally.

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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
 | 2020 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
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18341907
Campus Size72 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment500 students302 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1250* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
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
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$32 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(International Student tuition is $73049)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Middle School tuition is $36392)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMeghan Bennett


# 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


Total Extracurricular Organizations2324
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

    Our campus is conveniently located in Worcester, Massachusetts-- New England's second largest city and is only 45 minutes from Boston and 2.5 hours from New York City.  Students experience the vitality, diversity, and excitement of a city rich in heritage, culture, education, and the arts that was named to the Parenting Magazine 2014 list of the Top Ten Best Cities for Families in America.
  • Experience Worcester
  • Live our Core values- Honor, Respect, Community, Personal Growth, Challenge
  • Visit the Campus- Urban. Centrally located in downtown Worcester
  • Innovate with Technology- 1-to-1 laptop program and an Innovations in Technology and Design Department that allows students to be the inventors
  • Excel in Athletics- 24 NEPSAC Class A varsity sports (54 sports teams total)
  • Create the Arts-Visual and performing arts programs that have recieved numerous awards for excellence
  • 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

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