The Winchendon School

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  • Winchendon's 238-acre campus includes an 18 hole golf course and is 65 miles (104 km) from Boston and 150 miles (241 km) from New York City.
  • 250 students; 45% international; average class size 7 students; student/faculty ratio 7:1
  • Innovative Programs such as Global Dynamics Program and ColLabs.
  • University placements include Boston University, Yale University among others
  • ESL program

What's special?

ColLABs (Collaborative Laboratory): independent projects that a student or group tackle on their own with a faculty advisor | Innovative Global Dynamics Program combines challenging and integrated courses in English, history, political science and economics | Strong Internship Program

99% including: Boston University, Michigan State University, Occidental College, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Pepperdine University

Fast facts

1926
4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 235 (9-12) students
45% international students
8, Student/faculty ratio: 5:1
31 , 40% with advanced degrees , 26 staff and faculty reside on campus
99%
Yes
Yes
9-12
Boston, MA (BOS) Or Manchester, NH (MHT)
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No

Academics

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Advanced placement courses:

Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Latin, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 15

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Marking System:

There are 3 marking periods. Each family is given a password to access their student's grades and weekly progress reports.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirement for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Religion - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 3 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits
  • Speech/Fine Arts - 1 credit
  • Physical Education - 1 credit
  • Electives - 6 credits
  • Community service required
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Special Programs

Global Dynamics Program, a ground-breaking interdisciplinary course that develops a perspective on a variety of global issues.ColLabs - Collaborative Laboratory - working together to solve problems in a real world content for a 4 weeks/year.

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1620

Accreditation

The Winchendon School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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Studio Arts, Art History, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Digital Media, Drama, Film, Instrumental Music, Theater, Videography, Vocal
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Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Campus features

Main academic facilities include four buildings with state-of-the art classrooms, science labs and library, and two arts buildings. a new academic building houses 10 classrooms and the dining hall. The campus also includes a gymnasium, school store, infirmary, and administrative offices as well as seven dormitories and several large residences for faculty. Athletic fields, indoor turf field, golf course, tennis courts and an Olympic size skating rink and swimming pool are also available.

Extracurricular activities

  • Red Sox baseball games,
  • Professional Hockey games
  • Bowling Competitions
  • Ping-Pong
  • Karaoke
  • Movies
  • Ultimate Frisbee tournaments
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ice Skating
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Soccer
Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish, Ancient Greek, Sign Language

Admissions Requirements

3.0

Preferred

Not required

SKYPE

Feb. 1 Rolling

ETS 3012

Estimated Costs

$61,800

$7,200 ESL
$1,500 International Fee
$1,795 Health Insurance
$200 Refundable Housing Deposit
$1,500 Student Account
$5,500 Evening Skills Program
$1,500 New Learning Advocate

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