Worcester Academy

81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604-0160
Tel: (508)459-5841
Grades: 6-12 | 601 students
Recently renovated in 2008, Kingsley is home the the Science, Math, and English Departments. Renovations included all new labs with equipped with the latest in lab equipment from data collection to multimedia presentation.
Recently renovated in 2008, Kingsley is home the the Science, Math, and English Departments. Renovations included all new labs with equipped with the latest in lab equipment from data collection to multimedia presentation.
Since 1834 Worcester Academy has educated students to "Achieve the Honorable." Our mission is to prepare able students for college and later life through a comprehensive program of academics, athletics, the arts and service to our community.
The Academy promotes the development of our students in a shared educational experience that recognizes the value of challenge.
A Worcester Academy education is characterized by attention to individual needs while fostering self-reliance as students mature as learners.
We believe that the school draws its strength and character from the vitality and diversity of its students, faculty and local community.
We also believe that learning does not occur solely in the classroom, but also takes place on the athletic field, the stage, in the dormitories and in the life of, and service to, the neighborhood and city of which we are a part.
In each venue we strive to teach the skills and habits of learning and an appreciation for the value of working with others toward a common goal.
The Academy aspires to instill the qualities necessary to also be leaders in a changing world.
Our students must be equipped to become responsible citizens in a pluralistic, global society of increasing complexity.
We believe in the values of inquiry, honesty, hard work and respect for the ideas and property of others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1834

Student Body

Total Students 601 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Worcester Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1800
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,521
Tuition Notes Represents upper school day tuition. Please visit www.worcesteracademy.org to view tuition for the middle school and boarding programs.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Meghan Bennett


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • 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. 
  • Since 1834, Worcester Academy has been creating life-changing experiences for students, families, and the community. Our exceptional teachers and coaches inspire 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.
  • Worcester Academy thoughtfully blends challenge and care — meeting students where they are in life, helping them to understand both who they are and what they have to contribute to their community. 

Profile last updated: 09/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Mary's Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Mary's Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary's Schools (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Worcester
    St Mary's Schools
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 123 students
    0.3 miles
    50 Richland St
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • Worcester
    Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
    0.4 miles
    355 Grafton St
    Worcester, MA 01604
  • Worcester
    Bright Start Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 21 students
    0.8 miles
    135 Kenberma Rd
    Worcester, MA 01604
  • Worcester
    Grades: 7-12 | 651 students
    0.8 miles
    144 Granite St
    Worcester, MA 01604
  • Worcester
    Venerini Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 336 students
    1.1 miles
    27 Edward St
    Worcester, MA 01605

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