Worcester Academy

81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604-0160
Tel: (508)459-5841
Grades: 6-12 | 590 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 been creating life-changing experiences for students, families, and the community. Our exception faculty 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.

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
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1834

Student Body

Total Students 590 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 8:1
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 $33,822
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. 
  • 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. 
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The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $8,140 for elementary schools and $35,775 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Worcester County, MA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).