Student Life Overview
Life at Worcester Academy is full...and fulfilling. Middle School students arrive for the day and settle into a schedule filled with collaborative learning, creative expression, and energetic sport. Upper School students are preparing for college, and their days are filled with rigorous class work and study. Students make time for sports, the arts, clubs and community service.
Day students are joined in all activities by boarding students whose daily commutes are measured in steps instead of miles. Five-day boarders live on campus during the week and head home on the weekends. Seven-day boarders come from as close by as Connecticut and New York, and as far as Somaliland, New Zealand, Thailand and Brazil. In the end, it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, or where you live. What does matter is the real-world preparation you’ll receive at Worcester Academy for where you’re going once you graduate.
We believe that all Worcester Academy students should learn the value of becoming active and contributing members of the community in which they live. As an urban institution, we have both much to gain from and much to contribute to our community. As such, community service is an important part of each student’s education in both the Middle School and the Upper School.