Worcester Academy

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $56,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,900
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Worcester Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Worcester Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12, PG
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1834
1906
Campus Size
72 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
508 students
315 students
% Students of Color
25%
25%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
35%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Casual but professional
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
55%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$60 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,000
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,900
(Middle School tuition is $37,800)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$72,000
$57,260
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$56,000
$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$23,000
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
65%
60%
Director of Admissions
Kevin Zifcak
Associate Director of Admissions
Abigail Orleans-Thompson

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
36
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Contemporary Band, Dance Team, Debate Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Green Team, Habitat for Humanity, Hillpoppas (A cappella group), 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), Visual & Performing Arts Clubs, WA Math Team, World Cultures and Languages

Arts and Music Programs:
Academy Singers, Afternoon Tunes, Broadcasting, Broadcasting (Middle School), Contemporary Band, Fall Play, Fall Play (Middle School), Jazz Combo, Open Studio Art, Spring Play, Spring Play (Middle School), Winter Musical

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

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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
    • Aliyah Boston, 2019 - Nation’s top-ranked college women’s basketball player, USC. 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Champion
    • H. Jon Benjamin, 1984 - Actor, comedian
    • Jordan Lucas, 2012 - NFL Player, Super Bowl LIV Champion
    • Jessica Phillips, 1989 - Stage & screen actress
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Worcester Academy cost?
Worcester Academy's tuition is approximately $56,000 for boarding students and $40,900 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Worcester Academy?
The acceptance rate of Worcester Academy is 65%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Worcester Academy?
Worcester Academy famous alumni include: Cole Porter, 1909, Jim Davis, 1962, John F. Dryden, 1857, Jonathan Starr, 1994, Alingon Mitra, 2004, Kaz Grala, 2017, Aliyah Boston, 2019, H. Jon Benjamin, 1984, Jordan Lucas, 2012 and Jessica Phillips, 1989.
What sports does Worcester Academy offer?
Worcester Academy offers 18 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Worcester Academy's ranking?
Worcester Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for Worcester Academy?
The application deadline for Worcester Academy is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $56,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,900
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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