Building World Readiness

From our hilltop vantage point in a historic Worcester neighborhood, we see things a little differently than most New England independent schools. This is a place where life takes an interesting turn. It’s called the real world, where success doesn’t always come easily, but it’s worth the extra effort. 

Since 1834, Worcester Academy has been creating life-changing experiences for students, families, and the community. Our exceptional teachers and coaches inspire students to dig deeper and put forth effort that builds perseverance, character and world-readiness!  Our students are engaged, empowered, and equipped to “Achieve the Honorable,” now and throughout their lives.

Worcester Academy is a private independent co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6-8 (Middle School) and 9-12 and postgraduates (High School).   In an authentic, unpretentious culture, Worcester Academy thoughtfully blends challenge and care — meeting students where they are in life, helping them to understand both who they are and what they have to contribute to their community. 

Independent. Confident. Well-balanced.

Worcester Academy attracts students who want answers to their questions and who know that here they’ll find the best tools and the right support to turn those questions into solid answers and meaningful direction. We expect students to excel academically, but we know that a strong work ethic and a sense of purpose - skills needed for success in college and beyond – must be groomed in an environment filled with guidance and plenty of options.
  • 180 courses offered
  • 40 honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in all subject areas
  • Top Mathematics Team in New England
  • Recent travel abroad, cultural exchange and community service opportunities include Costa Rica, Denmark, Italy, China and Canada
If you’re looking to develop cultural competency and global perspective, Worcester Academy is the right place. International students comprise roughly 20% of our student population. Your child will make friends with fellow students from countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Somaliland, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Our campus is conveniently located in Worcester, Massachusetts – New England’s second largest city less than 1 hour from Boston and 2.5 hours from New York City.  Students experience the vitality, diversity and excitement of this city rich in heritage, culture and the arts.  Additionally, our proximity to world-renowned educational institutions provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom that challenge young minds and nurture academic success.

Read what The New York Times says about Worcester and why Parenting magazine ranked Worcester in their Top 10 Best Cities for Families.
At Worcester Academy, we believe there are many important life-lessons to be learned outside of the classroom.  
A broad range of inspiring co-curricular activities, service-learning opportunities, robust athletic teams and unique arts offerings all serve to energize personal growth and prepare you to take on future leadership roles. This is where you’ll practice communicating and collaborating. This is where you’ll learn to be a leader.
  • More than 80 club choices in the Middle and Upper schools
  • 50 competitive athletic teams for girls and boys for grades 6 through 12
  • Over 15,000 hours of community service earned annually
  • Performing Arts opportunities available each term
  • More than 250 positions of student leadership available
Our campus is conveniently located in Worcester, Massachusetts - New England’s second largest city less than an hour from Boston and 2.5 hours from New York City.  Students experience the vitality, diversity and excitement of this city rich in heritage, culture and the arts.  Additionally, our proximity to world-renowned colleges and museums provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom that challenge young minds, nurture academic success and reinforce the academic experience.
WORCESTER ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016-2017
 
Officers of the Board of Trustees
Henry Dormitzer III ’88, President
Susan Jacobs, 1st Vice President
Sarah S. Pulsifer ’91, 2nd Vice President
Jonathan Stuart ’86, Treasurer
Brian A. O’Connell, Esq. ’67, Secretary

Board of Trustees
Benjamin Sato Ambush ‘69
Dana R. Levenson ‘75
Lauren S. Baker, PhD
Andrew B. O’Donnell, Esq. ‘73
William R. Breidenbach ‘69
Meg O’Leary
Patricia Eppinger
Jacqueline Peterson
Victor Fields ‘71
James J. Pietro ‘81
Matthew K. Finkle ‘87
Susan Puryear
David P. Forsberg ‘65
JP Ricciardi
J. Michael Grenon ‘88
Hervey S. Ross ‘46
Will Haddad ‘92
Robert F. Scumaci
Arthur Kentros ‘74
David V. Shamoian ‘70
Jamie E. Lavin ‘02
Luke M. Vaillancourt ‘01
WORCESTER ACADEMY® is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates. Our urban setting, diverse community, and innovative curriculum provide each student with unique opportunities for self-discovery, academic achievement, and personal empowerment.

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