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.

Club Activities

At Worcester Academy extracurricular activities are considered important learning and leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that suit their interests and offer them the chance to grow. The following is a sampling of activities generally available:

Amnesty International Habitat for Humanity Philosophical Films Club
Big Brother/Big Sister Hillpoppas Photography Club
Book Club Investment Club Physics Club
Business Club Jimmy Fund Politics Club
Cake Club Korean Culture Club Radio Club
Castra Certamensia (Classics) Club Lance Red Cross Club
Chinese Culture Club Legomathenian (Debate) Robotics Club
Common Ground (Gay-Straight Alliance) Leaders of Tomorrow Sci-Fi Club
Destination Imagination Live Music Club Ski Club
Environmental Club Math Team Spanish Club
Faith Medical Explorers Club Super Fans
French Club Model UN Towers (Yearbook)
German Club Mosaic: Multicultural Club Vigornia
World Languages & Cultures Club

Community Service

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.

Extracurricular Activities

Each year, students in grades 9-12 must earn two extracurricular credits. This requirement may be fulfilled through membership on an interscholastic athletic team, participation in a theater production, extensive participation in club activities, community service, or involvement in activities at Worcester Academy or off-campus. Students may use an off-campus activity as a credit for one credit.  Many students may earn their credits through a combination of athletics, club activities, and community service.
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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