School History

Founded: 1926 by Lloyd Harvey Hatch
Core Values:  The “Great 8” - C2AR3E2
Collaborative, Courageous, Adaptable, Resilient, Resourceful, Responsible, Empathetic, Ethical - C2AR3E2
Motto: Nulla Vestigia Retrorsum - (“No Steps Back”)
Mascot: Wapiti

Enrollment - 235 students

  • 75% boarding students, 25% day students
  • 25 countries represented
  • 13 states represented

 

The Winchendon School | MA - Head of School - Laurie Lambert
The Winchendon School | NYC - Head of School - Sean Duncan
Chief Executive Officer - John Kerney
Chief Operating Officer - Scott Pottbecker

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Painting by: Emily Schultz 

Mission: 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 propel each student to achieve academic success.

Academics

  • Student-teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Average class size: 8 students or less
  • Graduation Requirements: 30 credits
  • Signature programs: ColLabs, Global Dynamics, Hybrid Learning, Service Learning
  • Faculty: 46 (23 men/23 women)
  • Advanced Degrees: 23

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Member: NAIS, TABS, CASE, NEPSAC, Small Boarding Schools, NBOA, Hybrid Learning Consortium, Folio Collaborative

The Winchendon School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Winchendon is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Campus:

  • Location: Winchendon, Massachusetts - approximately 55 miles/89km from Boston, MA and 169 miles/272km from New York, NY
  • Campus: 326 acres
  • Buildings: 30
  • Dorms: 7

Financial:

  • $60,000 7-day boarding student tuition (2017-2018)
  • $48,500 5-day boarding student tuition (2017-2018)
  • $34,500 day student tuition (2017-2018)
  • $3.3 million in need-based grants
  • Unrestricted Investment Funds: $30 million
Athletics:
  • Member of NEPSAC
  • 30 athletic options, including 18 varsity sports
  • Donald Ross designed private golf course
  • State-of-the-art hockey rink
  • Gymnasium with two full sized basketball/volleyball courts and fitness area
  • 6 tennis courts
  • Three playing fields
  • Baseball and softball fields
  • 1 indoor turf field*
  • 1 swimming pool*
  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is ~20-25 minutes from campus

*The School has a long term relationship with the Clark YMCA locally that provides students shared access to these facilities.

Administration

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 propel each student to achieve academic success.

  • Head of School: John Kerney
  • Associate Head of School: Laren Lambert
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Member: NAIS, TABS, CASE, NEPSAC, Small Boarding Schools, NBOA, Hybrid Learning Consortium, Folio Collaborative

Something About Something Else?

Character development is a huge priority at The Winchendon School. The values we strive to instill in all students include:

  1. Understanding before Action: Thoughtfully approaching a problem with realistic, actionable solutions.
  2. Partnership not pity: Collaborating with our community partners to focus on empowerment.
  3. Process not projects: Fostering long-term growth through community initiatives to create sustainable change.
  4. Student Voice, Choice & Leadership: As Service Learning Leaders, engaging in specific leadership training and then take the reins in their initiatives by selecting, designing, and implementing the projects.
  5. Disrupting Injustice: Critically analyzing root causes of injustice and seek to make profound changes in ourselves, our community, and our world.

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