Worcester Academy

Sponsored Content l August 11, 2020

Worcester Academy: Opening Minds Since 1834

Worcester Academy prepares students for the world like no other independent school! It’s a place where success doesn’t always come easily, but it’s worth the extra effort. Our exceptional teachers and coaches inspire students to dig deeper and push harder. From Middle School through High School to the Postgraduate level, we provide an authentic, student-centered environment that’s challenging, yet supportive.

Founded in 1834, the Academy is an exceptional co-educational day and boarding school for students in Grades 6-12, and Postgraduates. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, one of New England’s historic cities, we enjoy an international reputation for instilling in students the desire to learn throughout life, to engage passionately with the world around them, and to be honorable persons of strong and resourceful character. Through an innovative and thoughtfully designed curriculum, we encourage students to embrace a lifelong love of learning and core values enabling them to “Achieve the Honorable” (our cherished school motto) as leaders and world citizens.

A Diverse and Welcoming Community

At Worcester Academy, we value diversity. We take pride in our diverse WA community and position our curriculum within a global, multicultural context that helps students develop the independence, confidence, and world-readiness they need for success in college and beyond. We are committed to our multicultural learning community and fully embrace our diverse and multi-talented student body. No matter who you are—when you’re a Hilltopper, you’re part of our family!

Students live and learn 24/7 across campus, a picturesque blend of 19th-century architecture and state-of-the-art living and learning spaces, buzzing with 21st-century technology. Whether in clubs and labs, in dorms, or on stages and fields—including Worcester Academy’s Warner Theater, the New Balance Fields, and our new Worcester Academy Performance Center—our students are at the heart of the experience. That approach to education, inherent in our academics, our visual and performing arts programs, our competitive athletics, our diverse student body, and our community service requirement, permeates every aspect of student life.

Worcester Academy’s location is just also to defining who we are.  Our urban setting is a living laboratory, where art, science, and culture really come alive. The city of Worcester’s museums, universities, and historic neighborhoods reinforce the academic experience and provide students with ample cultural and real-world learning opportunities; broadening perspectives in ways that only an urban location could do. The school’s innovative academics, programs, and activities are designed to take students beyond textbooks, and beyond the school’s campus, to interact in unique ways with the wider community.

Worcester Academy: Achieving the Honorable

At Worcester Academy, we espouse five Core Values—Honor, Respect, Community, Personal Growth and Challenge—as essential to our mission.  The Core Values form a foundation for “Achieving the Honorable” in both our public and private lives. Integrity, honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility inform our actions and beliefs.

Wherever in the world our students are from, whatever their talents, interests, and strengths, students leave Worcester Academy happier, better prepared for college and life, and better prepared to make a positive difference in the world, thanks to the experience they’ve gained here.

Please continue to explore our school and discover why Worcester Academy prepares students for the real world like no other independent school.

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Worcester Academy
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Learn more at www.worcesteracademy.org