Uniquely Worcester

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 try harder.

Students are engaged, empowered, and equipped to “Achieve the Honorable,” now and throughout their lives. 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 the world around them.

Community Tapestry

Independent. Confident. Well-balanced. These are the words that describe Worcester Academy students. Worcester Academy nurtures students to be world-ready.  If you’re looking to develop cultural competency, Worcester Academy is the right place. Your child will make friends with fellow students from around Massachusetts, across the country and around the world.
  • Private independent co-ed day and boarding school
  • Enrolling Grades 6, 7 and 8 for Middle School and Grade 9 to 12 and postgraduates for Upper School (High School)
  • Student body totals 600; 110 in Middle School and 490 in High School
  • 180 domestic and international students live on campus in residential boarding

Challenging and Relevant Academics

Looking to discover as much as you can about yourself and the world around you? If so, you’ll fit right in. We attract 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 with guidance and student agency.
  • 180 Upper School courses offered
  • 41 honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in all subject areas
  • 42 Arts courses
  • Top Mathematics High School Team in New England
  • Recent travel abroad, cultural exchange and community service opportunities include Dominican Republic, Denmark, Italy, China and Canada
    • Why Worcester Academy

Campus Location

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.

Inspiring Co-curricular Opportunities

Looking for a way to explore curiosity or the perfect place to pursue a passion? Our broad range of 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 between the Middle and Upper Schools
  • 50 competitive athletic teams for girls and boys
  • Over 15,000 hours of community service earned annually
  • Performing Arts opportunities available each term
  • More than 250 student-leadership positions
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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