Woodberry Forest School

  • Founded in 1889,Woodberry Forest School is an all-boarding community for boys in grades nine through twelve.
  • A Woodberry education, centered around a century-old, student-run honor system, emphasizes intellectual thoroughness and moral integrity.
  • Our 1200-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and technology for academic, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
  • All students participate in an extensive leadership development program. Our school is located in scenic Madison County, Virginia, a short drive from Washington,D.C., Charlottesville, or Richmond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students399 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Woodberry Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1255
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Slacks and Collared Shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$58,950
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant$35,963
Acceptance Rate
51%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorScott Schamberger
Admissions AssociateFrazier Stowers
Endowment Size$331 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
CyclingDance,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
RifleryRock Climbing,
SoccerSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassadors, Caucus, Chess Club, Drone Club, Environmental Club, Fir Tree Yearbook, Fly-Fishing Club, GSA Discussions, International Forum, Investment Club, Math League, Model United Nations, Outdoors Club, Paintball Club, Robotics Club, Rod and Gun Club, Rubix Cube Club, Science Olympiad, Student Conservation Committee, Swing Dance Club, The Oracle, The Talon, Vegetable Gardening Initiative, Woodberry Christian Fellowship, Woodberry Forest School Production Network, Young Democrats, Young Libertarians, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Lemon Tree Film Club, Speech and Debate Team

School Notes

  • Join a community where boys are known, challenged, and loved.Woodberry is a school for boys who want something else, something more than they can get at home. It`s a school for boys who love a challenge and know that a hard thing is always worth doing. On our beautiful campus in the Virginia countryside, boys join an enduring community, develop friendships that last a lifetime, and gain a sense of self-confidence that is balanced by humility. They are mentored by teachers and coaches who devote their lives to the school and the boys who live and learn here. Together students and teachers pursue excellence in all areas of our community's life. Woodberry students graduate as young men who are becoming the very best versions of themselves. They graduate with a sense of honor and moral purpose, thanks to the uncommon experience they`ve had here together. Together Woodberry boys are shaping what it means to be a man in today`s ever-changing world.

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