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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
898 Woodberry Forest Road
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
Telephone
(540) 672-3900

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$58,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$57,250
Received Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid
$34,275
From Woodberry Forest School

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.

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Woodberry Forest School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
97 responses
Average ACT
29
27 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Bonfire
    38%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • The Game
    13%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    100%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Bahamas, China, Korea, Republic of, South Africa, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    12%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    399
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    20%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Woodberry Forest School Reviews

    33 reviews
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    I do not have a child at Woodberry, but our school’s squash team has played theirs on several occasions. Each time, whether home or visiting, I am incredibly impressed with how gracious, well-mannnered, and polite their players are. Winning or losing, they have a kind word for their teammates and opponents, and even parents. They carry themselves maturely and respectfully. I can’t speak for the academics, but whatever they are doing to build these boys’ character, well done!
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    I graduated from Woodberry in 1968. The closest friends I have to this day are my Woodberry classmates. It wasn’t always easy being a long way from home on a campus with no girls and an absence of typical high school activity. I always knew that I would never let those considerations blind me to what Woodberry sought to instill in me- a strong understanding of honor, confidence in myself, and a dedication to what is right as opposed to what is easy.

    When I attended to Centennial Celebration of the school’s founding, my former wife was.blown away by how much we genuinely liked our classmates and teachers. I have been back to Woodberry many times can honestly say that it has neve lost those qualities that made it so special.
    The sense of community and brotherhood at Woodberry Forest is unparalleled. With 99% of the teachers living on campus, they are always available for extra help and they become family to all the students. Each student is assigned an advisor for four years, subject to change if requested, and that advisor is critical to the student's success. The athletics and arts programs are top notch. Overall, my experience was absolutely incredible, and I would do anything to have another week at The Forest with my brothers.