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Winchendon School

Winchendon School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

Winchendon School says

Winchendon is located on 326 acres, including an 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf course, playing fields, baseball diamond, a spacious gymnasium with two sprung-hardwood floor basketball courts and a fitness area with new cardiovascular equipment, a new state-of-the art ice hockey arena, and tennis courts. Facilities include several new and/or renovated academic buildings, comfortable dormitories, a beautiful new academic and dining facility, a Digital Resource Center, and extensively renovated buildings for the visual and performing arts. Students are attracted to, and thrive at 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. Our structure and supportive environment, with daily conference periods, advisor meetings, and written real-time feedback, are helpful for students to know how they are progressing and how they can improve. Our multicultural community, with 21 countries and 16 states represented, provides enriching opportunities for students to understand and celebrate many different cultures and customs. Our school's philosophy, which limits class size, is reflected in the design of the academic room- all are of seminar size. The deciding factors enabling a student to enter Winchendon are academic potential and good character. Upon entry, each student is administered diagnostic tests, which along with interviews, allows us to identify the best program for the student. When indicated, such a program may include remedial or tutorial sessions in order to aggressively address weaknesses in study skill areas. The stress on individual attention includes a daily review of achievement between student and advisor, and weekly reports to parents. The highly individualized approach succeeds in sending most members of each year's graduating class on to college. 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 indoor turf field and swimming pool.

Curriculum

There are two major areas of study for students:

Global Dynamics (Humanities) The Integrated Studies of Math/Science

Within these major divisions, there are both core courses as well as numerous electives. In addition, Winchendon offers a full range of foreign language courses in French and Spanish as well as a comprehensive ESL program for second language learners.

http://www.winchendon.org/academics/course-offerings/

Mission Statement

The Winchendon School, a coeducational 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.

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Finance

Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
High School $48,600 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (978) 297-1223
Email
  [email protected]

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Trimester

Test Scores

1200 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1900 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1500 Average score for the SAT Composite

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP English Literature and Composition

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 190
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 11
10 31
11 65
12 83

Winchendon School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Winchendon School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Average Class Size 8
Gender 84% Male / 16% Female
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 78%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 37%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 53%
Director of Admissions   David Flynn
Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management   Ellyn Baldini

Extracurriculars

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Art Club
  • Chorus
  • Community Service
  • Golf
  • Literary Magazine
  • Model UN
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • Swimming
  • Theater
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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