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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 403 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,200
  • Acceptance rate: 56%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Woodberry Forest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
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School History
School Resources

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
403 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Woodberry Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1255
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Slacks and Collared Shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$39,250
Acceptance Rate
56%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Karla Vargas-Kennedy
Admissions Associate
Chase Spong
Endowment Size
$450 million

Sports

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.
Profile last updated: 10/19/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 403 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,200
  • Acceptance rate: 56%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,882 for elementary schools and $16,570 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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