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 Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1889

Student Body

Total Students 399 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Woodberry Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1320
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Slacks and Collared Shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $57,250
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant $34,275
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Scott Schamberger
Admissions Associate Frazier Stowers
Endowment Size $314 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
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, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
CyclingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
Mountain BikingRiflery,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
WeightliftingWinter Track,
Wrestling

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

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