Compete Against the Best.
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
- Ritchie Hockey Arena
- Rotenberg Gymnasium with:
- 2 full-sized basketball/volleyball courts
- 1 updated fitness center
- Athletic training facility
- 4 tennis courts
- 3 playing fields including new Boomhower synthetic lacrosse/soccer field
- Cross-Country Course
- New synthetic baseball and softball field and additional natural softball field
- 1 indoor turf field*
- 1 swimming pool*
- Multiple nearby golf courses and ski areas
*The School has a long-term relationship with the Clark YMCA locally that provides students shared access to these facilities.
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, pickle ball, intramural basketball and tennis, and often others depending on the season and student 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, road biking among others. In a number of instances, the students have competed at the national and international level. 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 includes the North Central Pathway with an entrance across the street from the School.
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