As outlined in our school’s Strategic Plan, we strive to integrate the concept and practices of sustainability into operations, programming, and planning. It informs our curriculum, our thought process, and our daily lives. In fact, sustainability is inextricable from WA’s core values and mission.
Our campus is a "living laboratory" that reflects and enables environmental values. From our dining hall to our on-site renewable energy installations to our campus vegetation
, we strive to achieve best practices. Issues of sustainability are addressed in both humanities and science classes, while student groups work on community programming to build more environmental awareness. Hilltoppers routinely volunteer to help address challenges of food insecurity in the city of Worcester as part of the WA Community, Food, and Health
project. Meanwhile the Academy has entered into long-term renewable energy power purchase agreements to move us closer to a region-wide sustainable energy system. The Academy also partners with local organizations working on the health of urban forest stands to help enable a livable city.