Worcester Academy

Grades: 6-12, PG
Type: Day-Boarding
Gender: Coed


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.

The best way to discover all Worcester Academy has to offer is to visit. Explore our campus and meet our students and faculty to experience the difference of Worcester Academy.



Worcester, private, independent, day, boarding, independence, Massachusetts

Teaching Philosophy

Independence. Confidence. World-readiness.
Since 1834, Worcester Academy has been in the business of nurturing students to excel and to internalize those three qualities necessary for future success. How do we do it?

"Achieve the Honorable," our school motto and the most recognizable phrase in our school lexicon, sits as the foundation of our core values – Honor, Respect, Community, Personal Growth, and Challenge. It's the phrase every member of the WA community is expected to live up to every day.

Through our thoughtfully designed curriculum and an abundance of extra-curricular activities, we give our students an environment filled with expert guidance, plenty of options, and, of course, challenge.

Mission Statement

Worcester Academy’s mission is to instill in its 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.