WORCESTER ACADEMY

Worcester, MA   |  www.worcesteracademy.org

Mission

Founded in 1834, Worcester Academy is a day boarding school for grades 6-12 and post-graduates. The Academy mission is to instill in students the desire to learn throughout life, to engage passionately with the world around them, and to be honorable persons of strong and resourceful character. Worcester Academy's Core Values—Honor, Respect, Community, Personal Growth, and Challenge—are essential to its mission and are a testimony to its beliefs and commitments. The Academy motto is "Achieve the Honorable."

Ruling year info

1935

Head of School

Kevin J Breen

Main address

81 Providence St

Worcester, MA 01604 USA

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EIN

04-2105855

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Educational Programs (summer camp, prepatory, etc.)

ACADEMICS: Worcester Academy's curriculum is designed to meet the needs and goals of every student. For the most academically talented students the Academy offers an array of highly demanding courses that includes Advanced Placement classes in every academic discipline, including computer science, music and studio art. For other students there are appropriate level courses that will challenge them and prepare them well for college, but that will not overwhelm them along the way. ATHLETICS: Interscholastic Athletics ? Nearly 300 students competing on 48 teams. Upper School girls: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and track. Upper School boys: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, hockey, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling and lacrosse. Upper School co-ed: golf and water polo (junior varsity only). Middle School girls: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and track. Middle School boys: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, track and wrestling. Middle School co-ed: hockey.

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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WORCESTER ACADEMY

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2022
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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes