Worcester Academy

Independent, day and boarding school in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Worcester Academy is a private school in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1] It is the oldest educational institution founded in Worcester, Massachusetts, and one of the oldest day-boarding schools in the United States. A coeducational preparatory school, it belongs to the National Association of Independent Schools. Situated on 73 acres (30 hectares), the academy is divided into a middle school, serving approximately 70 students in grades six to eight, an upper school, serving approximately 440 students in grades nine to twelve, including some postgraduates. Approximately one-third of students in the upper school participate in the school's five- and seven-day boarding programs. There are approximately 67 international students presently enrolled from 12 different nations. The academy is mildly selective, accepting approximately 65% of all applicants.

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Worcester Academy
81 Providence Street


United States
TypeIndependent, day and boarding
MottoἘφικνοῦ τῶν Καλῶν
(Achieve the Honorable)
Established1834; 189 years ago (1834)
Head of SchoolKevin Breen
Enrollment450 upper school
65 middle school
Average class size14
Student to teacher ratio8:1
Campus size71 acres (290,000 m2)
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)  Maroon
Athletics24 Interscholastic sports
54 Interscholastic teams
Athletics conferenceNEPSAC
Team nameHilltoppers
YearbookThe Towers

Worcester Academy is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Independent Schools in New England, and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council.

The academy's motto is the Greek phrase "Έφικνού τών Καλών," which means "Achieve the Honorable."