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Worcester Academy
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  • Private, Boarding
  • WORCESTER, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,500
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)
$58,250
Received Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid
$23,376
From Worcester Academy

Worcester Academy is an acclaimed independent day/boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates, overlooking the thriving city of Worcester, MA. A proud community of explorers and collaborators, we prepare our students not just for college, but for life — through an expansive curriculum that balances problem-solving with communication skills, independence with connection, and hard work with fun and creativity. Our students benefit from an experiential education that expands their perspectives, builds their character, and deepens their understanding through community engagement and real-world application — enabling them to "Achieve the Honorable" with their classmates and peers, in the Worcester community, and throughout their lives.

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Worcester Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
180 responses
Average ACT
30
37 responses

Middle School Passion Projects

academic spotlight

The Middle School academic program draws on current events and uses a project-based approach; providing challenge, encouraging fun, and exploring purpose. Each year, our 8th grader students develop and present a passion project. These impressive independent projects range from upgrading a Power Wheel to writing a book and are presented to faculty, staff, parents and other WA students.

Culture & Safety

Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
  • Spree Day!
    18%
  • International Assembly
    14%
  • Graduation on the historic Quad
    12%
  • Dexter Prize
    9%
  • Homecoming Weekend
    9%
  • Board of Monitors Tap In Ceremony
    6%
  • 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
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
590
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 34 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 34 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 34 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 19 responses

Worcester Academy Reviews

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