Thank you for your interest in Worcester Academy!

We’re eager to guide your family through the process of finding a school that best fits the needs of your family. Completing an Inquiry is the first step in applying to Worcester Academy and the best way to explore WA.  Inquire online or by phone (508) 459-5841 to request materials.

From there, your Admission Counselor will contact you to learn about your child’s unique talents and learning strengths as well as to assist you in learning about our program offerings and application process. The highlight of your search will be visiting campus where you'll meet students, faculty and coaches. Completed applications for the Middle School and High School are due January 15, 2017 so get started today!

Worcester Academy Makes a Great Place for Your Child

 Our Hilltop vantage point allows us to see things a little differently than most independent schools. Our program is a balance and blend of tradition and innovation in a warm, inclusive and supportive atmosphere. We meet our students where they are, teach them to understand who they are, and, most importantly, inspire them to what they can contribute. To be sure, we offer a college-prep curriculum in both the Middle School and Upper school (high school) centered on academic achievement and personal empowerment, but we move beyond the ordinary with:

- A Strong Values-Driven Base
Our core values of Honor, Respect, Community, Personal Growth and Challenge drive our mission and commitment to education. Our students excel academically because they know that those essential skills of a strong work ethic and a sense of purpose will buoy their success in college and beyond.

- Academic Rigor and a Knack for Innovation
We never rest on our laurels! Small class sizes at all levels keep our kids engaged, allowing for deeper learning and individualized attention. Renowned for our strong high school mathematics curriculum and an exceptional science program which focuses on providing hands-on opportunities, including Engineering and independent study opportunities. Your child can explore varied academic interests to prepare them for college success.

- Empowered Teachers
Our teachers have the leeway to be imaginative designers of real learning experiences. WA faculty members encourage students to drive their own learning through inquiry and questioning. Students apply their knowledge in real world situations and extend their learning beyond the classroom.

- Student Self-Discovery through Exploration and Opportunities
Our educational playground is Worcester’s museums, research facilities, and universities. Opportunities include a top-ranked Math Team, travel abroad service trips, student-leadership, clubs offered during the school day so Middle School and Upper School students can still participate in Athletics and/or Arts, 17 interscholastic sports fielding 50 athletic teams and an exemplary Performing Arts program with events each term.

- Diversity and Inclusivity
We thrive on our multiple perspectives with a residential boarding student body that currently hails from over 20 different nations. Our diversity includes students from all economic backgrounds. We encourage you to explore the many ways that we can bring the cost of a Worcester Academy education within your reach.

- Attention to Details
Can’t get here from there? Our morning buses from various Metro West communities and our shuttles to/from Worcester’s Union Station make WA work for busy families!


Worcester Academy has been creating life-changing experiences for students and families since 1834, and I am so proud to be a part of that outstanding tradition.
How does one school remain a successful beacon of education for close to two centuries?
We like to think that our Hilltop vantage point allows us to see things a little differently than most independent schools. We offer a rigorous curriculum centered on academic achievement and personal empowerment, certainly, but we move beyond the ordinary with so much more – and it’s that “more” that we’d like you to get to know as you move through the process of finding the right school for your family.
So, go ahead. Explore our website! Discover all that Worcester Academy has to offer: From the academic rigor and excellence in athletics On The Hilltop, to Community Involvement and Global Partnerships Beyond The Hilltop; From our dedication to the visual & performing arts to our long-standing emphasis on technological innovation; from our commitment to sustainability to our exciting student-driven Clubs & Activities…

It’s all here, right in the heart and soul of our historical campus. We know that your exploration will lead you to discover just why and how Worcester Academy students “Achieve the Honorable” every day.
But our website is just a taste of the Hilltop! The very best way to discover all that Worcester Academy has to offer is, of course, to visit us.  “Next Steps”, detailed below, will help you understand our process and will set your feet firmly on the path to discovering why Worcester Academy is the best–kept secret in the New England prep school world.
All of us here on the Hilltop – students, teachers, coaches, & administrators – look forward to meeting you! Go Hilltoppers!
My Best,
Meghan Bennett
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
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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