Worcester Academy

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Recently renovated in 2008, Kingsley is home the the Science, Math, and English Departments. Renovations included all new labs with equipped with the latest in lab equipment from data collection to multimedia presentation.
  • Since 1834 Worcester Academy has been creating life-changing experiences for students, families, and the community. Our exception faculty inspire students to dig deeper and put forth effort that builds perseverance, character, and world-readiness. Our students are engaged, empowered, and equipped to "Achieve The Honorable," now and throughout their lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1834

Student Body

Total Students590 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeWorcester Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$35,175
Tuition NotesRepresents upper school day tuition. Please visit www.worcesteracademy.org to view tuition for the middle school and boarding programs.
% on Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,000
Admissions DirectorMeghan Bennett
Endowment Size$32 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • From our hilltop vantage point in a historic Worcester neighborhood, we see things a little differently than most New England independent schools. This is a place where life takes an interesting turn. It`s called the real world, where success doesn`t always come easily, but it`s worth the extra effort. 
  • Worcester Academy thoughtfully blends challenge and care - meeting students where they are in life, helping them to understand both who they are and what they have to contribute to their community. 
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