Woodstock Academy

woodstock academy campus-smFounded in 1801, Woodstock Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory high school, grades 9 through 12.   Academy students value diversity, academic rigor and involvement in their school and community.

Faculty members are dedicated and committed to the educational enterprise of teaching, mentoring, coaching and counseling. They strive to connect with every student offering challenging educational environments where creativity and individual talents are encouraged.  In the classroom, there is a 13.8:1 student-faculty ratio. Eighty percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees.

The academic program consists of six core disciplines that fully prepare students for higher education, a unique, comprehensive Fine Arts component allowing flexibility of choice with respect to nearly one third of the courses required for graduation. Over 30 classes provide opportunities for academic acceleration and advancement (Advanced Placement, honors and independent study). Technology at the Academy includes a Wireless network with more than 600 laptops and/or desktop computers available to students

Woodstock Academy is the Home of the CENTAURS­, a group of scholar athletes pursuing their academic and athletic goals. Athletics allow the students to learn teamwork skills designed to develop a sense of pride and success.

The Campus and Sports Complex are set on 52 acres. The Woodstock Academy facilities include: Classroom buildings, Bates Memorial Auditorium, Alumni Fieldhouse, professional sound studio, graphics lab, art studios, television and radio studio, Bentley Athletic Complex with football facilities, fields for soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis courts, and a 400 meter track. A soccer and lacrosse field and cross-country course are located at The Woodstock Fairgrounds. An additional soccer field and a softball diamond are located at The Roseland Park.

The Bracken Memorial Library has in addition to the thousands of print books in the library, also has audio books, videos magazines, newspapers, and online database subscriptions to assist with .student research

Set within historic New England, the panoramic open campus creates a safe scholarly atmosphere where unique talents and goals can be encouraged. The Campus is centrally located between Hartford, CT, Providence, RI and Worcester, MA in the northeastern corner of Connecticut known as the “Quiet Corner”.

Woodstock Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Woodstock Academy students have been accepted at Amherst, Boston, College, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, George Washington, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northwestern, New York University, Princeton, University of Connecticut, Vassar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Yale.

 

Life within the Woodstock Academy community provides many opportunities for students beyond the classroom in a series of activities and clubs that span a full range of co-curricular interests.  Some of these are:

  • Amnesty International
  • National Honor Society
  • American Legion Oratorical
  • Ocean Bowl
  • Chemistry Olympiad
  • Plastics Team
  • Earthsave
  • Robotics Club
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • Student Council
  • Jazz Band
  • United Nations Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students compete in the Eastern Connecticut Conference in the large division. Some of the sports are:     

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Cheer-leading
  • Tennis
  • Cross-Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Football
  • Outdoor Track
  • Golf
  • Unified Sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Lacrosse
 

Woodstock Academy accepts tuition students from local towns, out of state and from a variety of countries. Woodstock Academy welcomes students who value diversity, academic rigor and involvement in their school and community. Students who wish to apply to Woodstock Academy should contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview and tour.

Contact the Admissions Office at: 860-928-6575 ext. 165

email to: admissions@woodstockacademy.org

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“The Academy difference can be found in every aspect of the school. It is the passion the teachers have for their subject matter, the eagerness students have to learn and succeed, the encouragement of the administration for students and faculty to be innovative and the tremendous amount of pride I feel walking onto campus knowing I am part of an extraordinary team of educators among an extraordinary group of students.”

-Amy Ranta, Fine Arts Department Head