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 
2017 School Data
Worcester AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG6-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PG4-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18341910
Campus Size72 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment605 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1750* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants, collared shirt etc.)
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$32 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Middle School tuition is $32509)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Big/Little Siblings, Business Club, Habitat for Humanity, Innovation, Jimmy Fund, Lance (Literary Magazine), Legomathenian (Debate), Model UN, Mosaic: Multicultural, OskeeVision (TV/Journalism/Reporting), Robotics Team, Towers (Yearbook), Varsity Math Team, Vigornia (Newspaper), World Cultures and Languages

Arts and Music Programs:
Academy Singers, Chorus, Drama Club, Hillpoppas (a cappella group), Jazz Club, Musical Theater, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Ultimate Frisbee, 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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