Worcester Academy


81 Providence Street - Worcester, MA 01604 USA 508-754-5302 http://www.worcesteracademy.org/
Day School | Boarding School | 5-Day Boarding School

History

Established as the Worcester County Manual Labor High School in 1834, the Academy first opened its doors as "a school for the education of youth in languages, arts and sciences; for promoting habits of industry and economy; and for inculcating the principles of piety and virtue."

Overview

Region
Boston MA Area
Providence RI Area
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 6-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Semi-formal
School Setting Urban
Campus Size (Acres) 72
Head of School Dexter P. Morse
Endowment $23.5 milion

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.worcesteracademy.org/
Director of Admission Greg Cappello
Admission Application Apply to Worcester Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic/$125 International
Application Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Febrary 1
Financial Aid Awarded Yes
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 34%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $26,610.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $40,060.00
Boarding Student Tuition $47,070.00
International Student Tuition $50,570.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 650
Boys 352
Girls 303
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 162
Day Students 488
International
Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Korea
Russia
Thailand
United States
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 30
% of International Students 14

Academics

Full Time Faculty 89
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 60%
% of Faculty with Doctorate 10%
% of Faculty with Masters 50%
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 14
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Biology
Chinese
Computer Programming
Drama
Film Studies
Statistics
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
English Language
French Literature
Physics B
US Government & Politics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 540-700
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 500-670
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
water polo
wrestling
Recreational Sports
skiing
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Debate Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
International Club
Investment Club
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
School Band
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

WORCESTER ACADEMY is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates. Our urban setting, diverse community, and challenging curriculum provide students with a solid, real-world education. Information at www.worcesteracademy.org.

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): Febrary 1
  • Financial Aid Awarded: Yes
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 34%

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