The Winchendon School

Since 1926, we've believed learning is more engaging when students just like you get out into the real world.
Our students spend time out of the classroom connecting with people and solving real problems.
With a boarding campus near Boston and a day campus in the heart of NYC, The Winchendon School provides our students with unmatched opportunities.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 280 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $74,500
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Winchendon School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
280 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Winchendon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Literature and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Massachusetts Boarding CampusDay: $32,900 5-Day Boarding: $59,750 7-Day Boarding: $70,900 7-Day \"In-Network\" Boarding: $59,750 - (For families living within 25 miles of the NYC Campus - who choose the MA campus as boarding students)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
John Toffey
Admissions Associate
Erika M. Rothkegel
Endowment Size
$30 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Community Service, Digital Media, Green Key Student Ambassadors, Journalism, Math Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Robotics, Service Learning, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Acappella Singers, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Theater Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fun Fitness, Strength and Conditioning

School Notes

  • Since 1926, a Winchendon School education has been deeply personalized and highly collaborative, driven by student interests. Our students become graduates who are confident, adaptable, and self-directed learners.
  • The Winchendon School is built to put students at the forefront of updated teaching and learning. We`re designed to keep students engaged in their learning with exciting and energetic classes where students lead discussions, debate questions, and draw their own conclusions.
  • Recent graduates have capitalized on the work begun here by appearing on Shark Tank, being named a Fulbright Scholar, being named Hasbro's first TikTok officer, and over 50 athletes in the past few years have gone on to play their sport in college.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Winchendon School cost?
The Winchendon School's tuition is approximately $74,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Winchendon School?
The acceptance rate of The Winchendon School is 35%, which is lower than the national average of 71%. The Winchendon School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Winchendon School offer?
The Winchendon School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, E-sports, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball and Weightlifting. The Winchendon School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is The Winchendon School's ranking?
The Winchendon School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Winchendon School?
The application deadline for The Winchendon School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I graduate from The Winchendon School in 2017 and I still miss it! The Winch helped me reach my full potential as a student and as a well rounded person. I was able to get accepted into Boston College because of the academic success I had during my time at Winchendon and the incredible array of opportunities and resources available to me. I was able to travel to Nicaragua, Haiti, Paris, Canada, participate in the Service Learning Program, play three varsity sports and participate in two ColLAB experiences during my time at Winchendon. I also met some of the most diverse people from counties all over the world and was able to exchange perspectives and cultures.
- Posted by
Our children were given more opportunities and were taught how to learn smarter, thereby opening up more college possibilities. They would not be in their highly selective colleges now if they hadn't gone to The Winchendon School.
- Posted by
My son loved this school, he graduated May of 2017 after getting into his dream college as a Computer Engineering major. The Robotics team, Model UN, and theater programs all helped him gain confidence and the skills needed for entry into a competitive college. Thank you, Winch!
- Posted by

Endorse The Winchendon School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Exploring Educational Savings Accounts: A Guide for Parents
Exploring Educational Savings Accounts: A Guide for Parents
This comprehensive article explores the different educational savings accounts available to parents for private K-12 education and tertiary education. It provides detailed explanations of each account, including the 529 College Savings Plan, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and Custodial Accounts. The article cites applicable legal authorities and emphasizes the importance of informed decision-making by consulting with legal and financial professionals.
Children With Learning Differences: How To Proceed
Children With Learning Differences: How To Proceed
Facing the reality that your child has learning differences is never easy. But with a diagnosis from a qualified professional, and skilled experienced teachers who know how to remediate those differences, your child can learn to handle her differences. More here.
Volunteering at Your Children's Private School
October 30, 2023
Volunteering at Your Children's Private School
Discover the many meaningful ways parents can get involved at their children's private school and make a positive impact on the educational journey. From PTA involvement to sharing specialized skills, find out how your contributions can strengthen the school community.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 280 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $74,500
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $18,106 for elementary schools and $35,125 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Worcester County, MA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links