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