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Schedule your visit
A visit to campus to speak with the Admission Office and tour the facilities is a required part of the process. You can contact us by phone at 508-459-5841 or email to set up a time that works best for you.

Apply to Worcester Academy
Our application is available online with our PDF downloads available below. Make sure you download the recommendations and transcript requests to give to your current school.

Register for the admission test
We require either the ISEE  or SSAT as an entrance exam for grades 6-11. Applicants for grades 11-PG may also submit the PSAT or SAT. International Students need to submit TOEFL or SSAT scores.  School Code for TOEFL is 8018; for the SSAT, 8320.

Apply for Financial Aid
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please fill out the SSS form online. Our need-based financial aid is helping 38% of families this year.
Admission Events
Admission Class Visit Day

Admission Athletic Night
7:00 PM

Admission Class Visit Day

Admission Academic Night
7:00 PM

Admission Open House
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Admission Class Visit Day
More Admission Events
Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Academic Year
The priority filing deadline for Worcester Academy Applications has passed, however we are still accepting applications for '14-'15 as well as for the '15-'16 Academic year. If you are interested in applying for the '14-'15 year, please contact the Admission Office at 508-459-5841; ask to speak with an Admission Counselor.
Apply Online
STEP 1 Complete an online inquiry form ( to express your interest in Worcester Academy and receive printed materials in the mail.
STEP 2  Contact us in the Admission Office at 508-459-5841 to schedule the required campus tour and interview.
 International students should email Mr. John Ettore at to arrange an interview in person or via Skype once you have submitted your application.
STEP 3 Applications are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Student Application/Family Information - grades 6-PG (online)
 Parent/Guardian Questionnaire - grades 6-PG (online)
 Middle School Student Questionnaire and Essay - essay required for 8th grade (online)
 Upper School Student Questionnaire and Essay - grades 9-PG (online)
 Grade 12 and PG Supplement (online)
 Graded Writing Sample - grades 6-PG (submit by mail)
 Submit $60.00 non-refundable application fee ($125 for international students).
Complete Assessments
STEP 4  Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).

The ISEE is offered at Worcester Academy (school code 222545) on DECEMBER 7, 2013; JANUARY 11, 2014; and FEBRUARY 1, 2014. Applicants must register three weeks in advance on the ISEE website:

You may also take the SSAT (school code 8320). Dates and locations are available on

International students also take the TOEFL (school code 8018). Dates and locations are available on

Fee waivers are available from the Office of Admission for either the ISEE or SSAT test.  Worcester Academy follows the SAT fee waiver guidelines. To see if you qualify for a fee waiver, please refer to the following link:
Request Recommendations and Transcript
STEP 5 Print the following files from our website and ask your current teachers to complete them:
School Report Form and Transcript (current year as well as previous year)
 English Teacher Recommendation Form
 Math Teacher Recommendation Form
 Optional Teacher Recommendation Form

Completed forms are due by January 15, 2014.
Application Documentation
Missing Application Documents
If you have applied through Worcester Academy’s online application portal, you will be able to see if any portion of your application is missing by logging into your Worcester Academy account.  If you are unsure that your application is complete, you can email the Admission Office after January 24, 2014 at

Decisions will be mailed on Monday, March 10, 2014 for applications completed by January 15, 2014.  Decisions for applications completed after January 15, 2014 will be mailed after April 1, 2014.
Financial Aid Applicants
Financial Aid To apply for need-based financial aid go to to see the Financial Aid Policy and to start your Financial Aid application.  Financial Aid deadline for new students is February 1, 2014.
WORCESTER ACADEMY is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates. Our historic urban setting, diverse community, and challenging curriculum provide students with a solid, real-world education.