Inspire. Empower. Elevate.
The Winchendon School attracts students from all over the world who want to compete at the highest level. We help them get there.
A college-level strength and conditioning program means that as a student-athlete, you’ll understand the effort and dedication of being a college athlete before you get to college.
But as much fun as it is going to the big weekend game, it’s as much fun to try out a new sport for the first time.
For instance, our approach to athletic conditioning mirrors our approach to academic support; small group drills on the ice, conditioning in the gym with our strength and conditioning coach, and fun.
Our program is designed to give you the opportunity to flex and get your blood pumping whether you’re on the ice for the first time or playing competitive badminton!
Our College Counseling Office will work with you to be sure you have the necessary requisites to meet NCAA requirements for recruitment.
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Competing at the Highest Level
Our teams compete with some of the biggest names in prep school sports – Andover, Exeter, Northfield Mt. Hermon, Berkshire, New Hampton, Holderness, St. Sebastian’s, Albany Academy, Cushing Academy, St. George’s, Greenwich Academy, BB&N, Worcester Academy and Thayer among many others. The Winchendon School is a member of NEPSAC (The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council).
- 326 acres
- 30 Buildings, including 7 Dorms
- New, state-of-the-art turf baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse fields
- The Jason Ritchie ’05 Ice Hockey Arena with Athletic Training Facility
- Rotenberg Gymnasium with:
- 2 full-sized basketball/volleyball courts
- fully equipped fitness center
- 4 tennis & pickleball courts
- Cross-Country Course spanning campus
Intramural and Non-Competitive Options
If your preference is just to pursue a favorite sport, get some exercise, stay fit, and/or have some fun, there are numerous options. These include depending on the season, skiing and snowboarding, disc golf, ultimate, pickleball, intramural basketball and tennis, and often others depending on the student’s interests. Let us know what is most interesting to you.
Over the years, many students have come to both the MA and NYC campuses with already deep commitments to their own sports – and the School has supported our students in pursuit of those sports to the highest levels – as an alternative to an on-campus offering. These have recently included rock climbing, gymnastics, figure skating, water polo, fencing, and road biking among others. In a number of instances, the students have competed at the national and international levels. If you have a specific interest, make sure that you speak with a member of our admissions team about it.
- Local ski areas: Mount Wachusett, Crotched Mountain, Nashoba Valley Ski Area
- Golf courses – too many to name!
- Hiking including Watatic, Mount Monadnock, and the Mid-State Trail
- Pristine lakes and ponds for canoeing
- Rail to Trail paths include the North Central Pathway with an entrance across the street from the School.
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