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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,862
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)
$55,111
Received Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid
$23,376
From Worcester Academy

Worcester Academy is a co-ed day/boarding school for grades 6-12 & postgraduates. Through a thoughtfully designed curriculum & an abundance of extracurricular activities, WA is an environment filled with expert guidance, plenty of options, and, of course, challenge. WA's mission is to instill in students the desire to learn throughout life, engage passionately with the world around them, and to be honorable persons of strong and resourceful character. Through core values—honor, respect, community, personal growth, and challenge—every student is encouraged and expected to "Achieve the Honorable".

Worcester Academy Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
204 responses
Average ACT
29
57 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Spree Day!
    18%
  • International Assembly
    15%
  • Graduation on the historic Quad
    12%
  • Homecoming Weekend
    11%
  • Dexter Prize
    8%
  • Board of Monitors Tap In Ceremony
    8%
  • Football under the lights
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    29%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    11%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    590
    84%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
    84%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    75%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses

    Worcester Academy Reviews

    133 reviews
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    I have attended Worcester Academy since seventh grade. I have experienced nothing but hard working, dedicated faculty who are passionate about student education and success, administration who puts the needs of the students first, and loving members of the community. With hard work and strong teacher's relationship, I am the only member of my class attending the 5-year combined degree program at Tufts University. My senior year teachers were immensely helpful and flexible on my goal of completing a competitive portfolio while maintaining stellar grades. If you work hard, and have a college dream. WA is the place for you
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    I’m a current student at the Academy, I’ve been there since 6th grade and all I can say is how ashamed I am with this place. My middle school years were excellent. Teachers cared for the students and put academics first. Now approaching my senior year, academics are far from first on teachers agendas. We focus on diversity to an extent where people don’t even want to go to school. Worcester Academy has always been a diverse school, but it’s turning into a place we’re you pay 30+ thousand dollars and we come home to tell our parents the next biggest trend regarding someone’s race or sexuality.
    Our family had a great experience at WA! There are so many opportunities for kids to find their interests and try new activities. The teachers are mostly fantastic. There are super academic opportunities for geniuses, really bright kids, and kids who need structure and motivation to be their best student-selves. This makes for a nice mix of kids with a broad variety of strengths and talents. Kids get so many chances to form close bonds with their teachers, who often are also their coaches, club advisors, project mentors, academic advisors. Academic AND personal preparation for college is topnotch. WA kids learn how to write, research, think creatively. The unique urban historic campus provides options for community service and seeing life beyond the ivy-covered gates. "Achieve the honorable" motto is central to everything at the school.