7-Day Boarding - A Transformative Experience

Are you looking for an experience that will truly change your life? We know you have high expectations for yourself. You need the time and space to make those dreams of yours a reality. As a 7-day residential student at Worcester Academy you’ll immerse yourself in an intentionally diverse and vibrant learning community. You’ll learn to balance your studies with a full compliment of co-curricular activities and, through it all, create wonderful friendships with your fellow students and adult advisors. It will be more than you ever imagined and it will transform you.

How it Works

7-Day boarding is an immersive experience. Your busy weeks of academic and co-curricular activities will be punctuated by active and fun weekends. Our Student Activities Director plans events and activities on and off campus, all thoughtfully planned with student input and routinely including visits to area attractions. You might occasionally leave campus to visit family or friends, but most of your weekends will be spent on and around campus forming new and enduring friendships with fellow students from around the world. The campus does close for academic breaks and vacations and, during those times, you’ll be expected to return home.
"Students here grow and learn beyond the classrooms.  Having a chance to let you to live and learn with students from all over the world together - it’s something precious that not all schools provide."
- Marco D. '14 
International Student Monitor of the Board of Monitors, Class Secretary, Co-President of Digital Media Club, Dorm Proctor, Teach-In Counsel Member & Diversity Team, Admission Ambassador and Residential Student Association

Features

Our beautiful historic campus has four residential dormitories – two each for boys and girls – with two students living in each room.
  • There are residential faculty members and student leaders always available to you. They’ll help you out in everyday living situations and they’ll support you in understanding those core community values that are important to us.
  • Academic evenings (Sunday through Thursday) always include two hours of quiet, supervised study time in the dorm or in the library if you want or need a bit of faculty-tutored study.
  • You’ll be part of a small “dorm family” led by one of our wonderful residential faculty members. “Dorm family” members, just like your family members, get to know each other very well and always meet weekly to share dinner, discuss the week’s events and plan social outings.
  • Our campus is centrally located in the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts, New England’s second largest city. We’ve got a vibrant and diverse city landscape just outside our doors, offering you access to restaurants, shopping, museums, theaters, and several prominent universities.
  • We’re also a quick 40 miles from Boston and plan frequent activities there and throughout eastern Massachusetts. We promise: You’ll never be bored!

Important Dates

Upper School Curriculum

  • 2017-2018 Upper School Course Catalog
    Learn about Worcester Academy's academic requirements, course selection policy and procedure, and course offerings for the 2017-2018 academic year.
    (Current as of 2/21/2017)
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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