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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,450
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
400 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Woodberry Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1290
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
29
(Out of 36)
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
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$42,419
Acceptance Rate
49%
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Woodberry Forest School cost?
Woodberry Forest School's tuition is approximately $63,450 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Woodberry Forest School?
The acceptance rate of Woodberry Forest School is 49%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Woodberry Forest School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Virginia with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Woodberry Forest School offer?
Woodberry Forest School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, Winter Track and Wrestling. Woodberry Forest School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.
What is Woodberry Forest School's ranking?
Woodberry Forest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Woodberry Forest School?
The application deadline for Woodberry Forest School is Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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Our son has thrived at Woodberry and I am confident he is well-prepared for anything that lies ahead. The teacher engagement is incredible. The school knows how to create an environment in which boys can excel and they truly want each boy to excel. The friendships he has made will last a lifetime, and I know what he has learned at Woodberry will serve as a base for his accomplishments the rest of his life.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,450
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,619 for elementary schools and $17,967 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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