Worcester Academy Founders Day, Feb. 28, is the “birthday” of the Academy. It was on that date in 1834 that then-Massachusetts Governor John Davis and members of the legislature approved the founding of Worcester Academy. At the time of its establishment, the Academy was known as the Worcester County Manual Labor High School—“a school for the education of youth in languages, arts and sciences; for promoting habits of industry and economy; and for inculcating the principles of piety and virtue.”

Isaac Davis—a Worcester man and the governor’s nephew—went on to become president of the board and the rest is history. Three locations, one name-change, and 184 years later, Worcester Academy is still thriving in the city Worcester.


Won’t you be a part of the Hervey S. Ross ’46 Challenge—a $25,000 Challenge
for Founders Day asking that 184 gifts be made in honor of 184 years of excellence and tradition since WA’s founding. Without you, we cannot honor the commitment, loyalty, and love for WA and its students that all those who came before us had for Worcester Academy.
Show your support now by making a gift at  Designate “Founders Day” in the notes and we’ll ring the Founding Bell in your honor on February 28!

Alumni Login Instructions

Go to myHILLTOP for access to your profile and to view the alumni directory. Your user name is your first name, last name, last two digits of your graduation year. (ex. johnsmith88).

First Time User or You Forgot Your Login

If you are a first time user or you have forgotten your login:
  • Click "Forgot your Login?" on the myHILLTOP login screen 
  • Enter your email address Follow the instructions selecting the information you need emailed to you – username or password (or both) 
  • Check your email account for the information you requested
  • If you have questions, please contact Anette Macintire at 508-754-5302 ext 121

Development Staff

Our offices are located in Alumni House at 51 Providence Street down the hill from the main campus. Stop by any time!

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