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Worcester Academy is a top private school in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Recognized as a math powerhouse, it is one of the country's oldest day-boarding schools, with alumni including Edward Davis Jones (Dow Jones), Cole Porter, and Olympian Bill Toomey. A coeducational preparatory school, it belongs to the National Association of Independent Schools. Situated on 73 acres (300,000 m2), the academy is divided into a middle school, serving approximately 150 students in grades six to eight, and an upper school, serving approximately 500 students in grades nine to twelve, including some postgraduates. Approximately one-third of students in the upper school participate in the school's five- and seven-day boarding programs. Currently, there are approximately 80 international students enrolled from 14 different nations.

Worcester Academy is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Independent Schools in New England, and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council.

The Academy's motto is the Greek phrase "Έφικνού τών Καλών," which translates to "Achieve the Honorable."

Notable alumni