Currently, there are 1,025 students enrolled at The Woodstock Academy, grades 9-12 and Post Grad. The majority of our students are day students who come from our sending towns, Woodstock, Pomfret, Eastford, Brooklyn, Canterbury and Union. In addition we have tuition students from non-sending towns and international boarding students. Approximately 8.5% of our students will be international students.
Most of our international students live with host families close to the school. These students experience American cultures and traditions and improve their English skills while at home. The Woodstock Academy also has two small "house-like" dorms close to the campus.
The Woodstock Academy is open each school day Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is best to call the admissions office to assure that someone will be available to provide you with a tour and information: 860-928-6575; option 2
Set in rural New England in the quiet corner of Connecticut, The Woodstock Academy is perched atop a hill with views overlooking the rolling hills of the town of Woodstock. Woodstock has many historic buildings and small town businesses with local charm. Grocery stores as well as cafes and coffee shops can be found in nearby Putnam. The many forests in the area lend themselves to pleasant hikes and a trip to the beach is only an hour away. Day trips to the charming city of Boston, Massachusetts and the bustling city of New York, New York are definitely worthwhile. See our Visit WA page for information on things to do right in our area!
Absolutely! Because of our flexible semester schedule students can attend from between 1 semester and 4 full years. If a student wants to earn a diploma from The Woodstock Academy, he or she must have all of the graduation requirements fulfilled before graduation. If a student is only looking for a cultural experience, he or she may attend for a shorter time and no particular classes are required.
The school day begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. At 2:15, athletics and after school activities begin. All students are encouraged to participate in these activities. If a student needs to be on campus after the day ends, the library is open until 5:30 p.m.
The Woodstock Academy campuses have a mixture of historic and modern buildings, giving the classic academic atmosphere with the benefits of a 21st century education. The Academy has a library, 2 fully functioning student cafeterias, 2 gymnasiums, 2 auditoriums, stages, computer labs, art studios, high ropes course, athletic complex and much more.
China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Rwanda, Germany, India, and Jamaica are all countries that have been represented over the last five years of the international program.
1 hour to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (Hartford)
1 hour to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island (Providence)
2 hours to Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
3+ hours to JFK International Airport in New York, New York
There are 90 faculty members at The Woodstock Academy and the student/teacher ratio is 14:1.