The Winchendon School

  • The Winchendon School, a coeducational multicultural community, provides college-bound students of good character and promise with the essential study skills and learning strategies that propel each student to achieve academic success. Small classes, a personalized approach, and flexible guidance and support systems are intended to stimulate an interest in learning and to teach students that they themselves are the most valuable contributors to their own education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1926
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students281 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeThe Winchendon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size7 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$61,800
Tuition NotesDay tuition is 21900
% on Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid Grant$33,266
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Toffey
Admissions AssociateThomas Hamilton
Endowment Size$31 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered22 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingBadminton,
BaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianFigure Skating,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Ice HockeyIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Acappella Singers, Aerobics, Ceramics, Community Service, Digital Media, Drawing, Jazz Ensemble, Journalism, Painting, Photography, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The Winchendon School, a coeducational multicultural community, provides college-bound students of good character and promise with the essential study skills and learning strategies that propel each student to achieve academic success.  Small classes, a personalized approach, and flexible guidance and support systems are intended to stimulate an interest in learning and to teach students that they themselves are the most valuable contributors to their own education.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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.
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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.
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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!
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