Being located in Worcester, New England’s second largest city, makes us distinct from many other independent schools. Worcester Academy attracts students from 80 towns and cities across Massachusetts. Because of our convenient urban location, some students ride the train to school each day.
Just down the hill, you will find a variety of ethnic restaurants and markets, the DCU Center, which hosts major concerts and events, sailing and rowing on Lake Quinsigamond, world-class performances and Broadway productions at Hanover Theater, and shopping at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley.
Forbes magazine ranked Worcester 9th for “America’s Most Livable Cities.” Here are a few reasons why:
  • 65+ arts and cultural destinations including the Worcester Art Museum, showcasing masterpieces from El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Gauguin
  • 60+ parks including Elm Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead
  • 55 new restaurants have opened in the last 18 months
  • 22 ski trails at nearby Wachusett Mountain
  • 20 trains go to and from Boston daily at Union Station
  • 2 local teams—Worcester Bravehearts, baseball and Worcester Railers, hockey

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  • Airports

    Driving Distance from Worcester:  1 hour
    Airlines:  American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Swiss, United, Virgin America, and more including international airline carriers.  This is the airport used most by families coming to Worcester Academy. The airport is 1 hour directly east of Worcester, and there are convenient airport limousine services that shuttle travelers from Boston to Worcester.
    Worcester, MA
    Driving Distance from Worcester Academy:  15 minutes (~8 miles)
    Airline:  JetBlue flies direct to Orlando, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL on a daily basis. Connecting flights are also available from those cities.
    Providence, RI
    Driving Distance from Worcester:  1 hour
    Airlines: Air Canada, Delta, Southwest, United, and others. This airport is becoming increasingly popular and is 1 hour southeast of Worcester. It is an easy trip by car and is also served by convenient limousine services.
    Driving Distance from Worcester: 1 hour, 20 minutes
    Airlines:  Air Canada, American, American Eagle, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and more including international airline carriers. This airport is a little bit further than 1 hour away from Worcester, but it is generally an easy trip by car.
  • Transportation

    Union Station (MBTA Trains to and from Boston)
    Washington Square - Worcester, MA 01604
  • Hotels

    363 Plantation Street
    Worcester, MA 01605
    72 Grove Street
    Worcester, MA 01605
    35 Major Taylor Boulevard
    Worcester, MA 01608
    110 Summer Street
    Worcester, MA 01608