Worcester Academy

81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: 508-459-5481
  • 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.
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Worcester Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1834 1910
Campus Size 72 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 595 students 298 students
% Students of Color
20%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
35%
68%
Average SAT Score 1750 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
53%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $32 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,557 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$33,822
(Middle School tuition is $31259)
$28,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$49,230 $38,000
% Students on Financial Aid
46%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
60%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMeghan Bennett

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 25 23
ExtracurricularsAcademy Singers, Badminton Club, Big/Little Siblings, Business Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Habitat for Humanity, Hillpoppas (a cappella group), Innovation, Jazz Club, Jimmy Fund, Lance (Literary Magazine), Legomathenian (Debate), Model UN, Mosaic: Multicultural, Musical Theater, Orchestra, OskeeVision (TV/Journalism/Reporting), Robotics Team, Towers (Yearbook), Ultimate Frisbee, Varsity Math Team, Vigornia (Newspaper), World Cultures and Languages, Yoga

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
  • School accreditations: NEASC, AISNE, NAIS, TABS
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