Boarding Schools Winchendon School
|location||type||grades||students||int’l||s-f ratio||class||SAT avg||SSAT||TOEFL|
|Winchendon, MA||co-ed||9-12 PG||250||50%||7:1||7||1620||Yes||Yes|
Our school provides a structured environment, promoting traditional standards of behavior and comportment (dress code, no-smoking policy). Equally important are those elements of school life which prepare the student to meet his or her responsibilities as a mature citizen. All students have the opportunity to become involved with Student Government, Dormitory Proctorship, Judicial Board, and other student-faculty committees. Each student is required to participate in the sports program in each season. Athletic facilities include several playing fields and a gymnasium. The school also uses the town’s Wendell P. Clark Athletic Center with its covered hockey rink and Olympic-sized swimming pool.
The Winchendon School, a co-educational multicultural community, provides college-bound students of good character and promise with the essential study skills and learning strategies that will propel each student to achieve academic success.
Winchendon, because of its unique academic approach, focusing on instruction in essential study skills and learning strategies in every class, students learn how to study, with content woven into this instruction. Our small, seminar style classes, averaging six to eight students, provide individual attention to assure that students understand the material and are able to ask questions.
Mountain Climbing. Mt. Monadnock provides not just a beautiful backdrop for the campus but is also a popular destination in the fall and spring. Once each fall, the entire student body and faculty will take a day to climb “our mountain” together.
Global Dynamics. For the last four years, the students and teachers at TWS have been immersed in Global Dynamics. GD is a ground-breaking interdisciplinary course that provides for the acquisition of key contemporary skills and the development of perspective on an array of global issues and topics, all in the context of a virtual “tour” of the six major continents. At Winchendon, every student and teacher is participating and learning in Global Dynamics.
Top colleges attended by students
Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, Assumption College, Hamilton College, Syracuse University, Wheaton College, Bentley College, Curry College, Rhode Island School of Design, UMASS – Amherst
What the school looks for in students…
“We look for students who are of good character, plan to attend college, and have the desire and motivation to succeed academically, athletically, creatively, and socially. Our students are kind, friendly, and want to be an active part of our welcoming community.”