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Woodberry Forest School

2013-2014 Profile


Rooted in tradition, Woodberry Forest School not only prepares boys for the rigors of college or university study, but also, and perhaps more importantly, instills in them the importance of leading a life of honor.� Dr. Dennis M. Campbell Eighth headmaster of Woodberry Forest School Former dean of divinity and professor of theology at Duke University w w w . w o o d b e r r y. o r g / h e a d m a s t e r

F o u n d e d i n 1 8 8 9 and currently celebrating its 125th anniversary, Woodberry Forest School is an exceptional, all-boarding community for boys in grades nine through twelve. A Woodberry education, centered around a century-old, student-run honor system, emphasizes intellectual thoroughness and moral integrity. Our 1200-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and technology for academic, athletic, and artistic endeavors. All students participate in an extensive leadership development program. Our school is located in scenic Madison County, Virginia, a short drive from Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, or Richmond.


Fine Arts Woodberry boys have ample opportunities for creative expression, with a rich variety of fine arts options offered each trimester. They can also choose to take private vocal or instrumental lessons from top-notch musicians. Music »Jazz Ensemble »Pipe Band »String Ensemble »Choir »The Dozen »Wind Ensemble Drama »Main Stage »Black Box Experimental Theater »Improv »Speech »Directing Visual Arts »Studio Art »Art History »Sculpture »Photography »Pottery »Filmmaking www.wo o d berry.org /arts

Athletics Athletics are an important part of daily life at Woodberry. The school fields teams for players of all levels, so the boys can play a different sport each trimester. »Baseball »Basketball »Cross Country »Football »Golf »Indoor Climbing »Indoor Track »Lacrosse »Outdoor Recreation »Physical Fitness »Soccer »Squash »Swimming »Tennis »Track and Field »Wrestling www.wo o d berry.org /at h let i c s

Woodberry’s golf course, designed by Donald Ross

Action on one of Woodberry’s 9 ASB squash courts

Johnson Stadium, Woodberry’s home for football and lacrosse


Manning Family Science Building, which opened for classes in January 2013

Graduation Requirements A minimum of 20 credits is required for graduation, including: » 4 credits in English » 3 credits in foreign language » 3 credits in math (including one course beyond Algebra II) » 3 credits in history and science » 3 trimester courses in fine arts » 1/3 credit in religion » Students must complete at least 60 hours of community service

Enrollment » Boarding » 408 » Students of color » 54 » International » 41

Elective Courses At Woodberry, boys can choose from a wide range of elective courses, such as Comedy, Digital Film, Money and Banking, Old Testament and Contemporary Culture, Seminar in Advanced Mathematics, and The Sixties, among many others. www.wo o d berry.org /ac ademi c s / c u rri c u lum

Clubs and Activities Woodberry boys can pursue their interests through many clubs and activities. Perennial favorites include the Biodiesel Club, Laughing Tigers (comedy), Rod and Gun Club, Science Olympiad, Woodberry Christian Fellowship, and student publications the Oracle, Fir Tree, and Talon. www.wo o d berry.org / c amp u s _ li f e/ c lu b s _ act i v i t i e s

Summer Programs Woodberry’s summer study programs take boys to Central America, China, England, Scotland, and Spain; we also offer a trimester study-abroad program in South Africa. Need-based financial aid is available for these programs. www.wo o d berry.org / s u mmer


Advanced Placement, Honors, and Test Results Woodberry offers 40 Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Scores of 3 or above can qualify students for college credit and/or placement into advanced classes; the highest possible score is a 5. In 2013, 175 Woodberry candidates took 320 exams; 82% score 3 or above, far exceeding the national average of 59% and the Virginia average of 61%. Of those Woodberry students who took AP exams in 2013, 26% earned scores of 5 and 29% earned scores of 4. College Scholarships Woodberry graduates are awarded approximately $650,000 in merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities, including the Jefferson Scholarship (UVa), the Morehead–Cain (UNC at Chapel Hill) and the Robertson (UNC and Duke). Eleven Rhodes Scholars have graduated from Woodberry. 2013–14 Tuition $48,500

Families receiving financial aid 43%

Average grant $31,900

www.wo o d berry.org /admi s s i on s /aff ordi n g

2013–14 Student Demographics »Alabama »California »Colorado »Connecticut »Delaware »District of Columbia »Florida »Georgia »Idaho »Kansas »Kentucky »Louisiana »Massachusetts »Maryland »Michigan »Missouri »Mississippi »North Carolina »New Jersey »Nevada »New York »Ohio »Pennsylvania »South Carolina »Tennessee »Texas »Utah »Virginia »Washington »Wisconsin »West Virginia »Australia »Bahamas »Bangladesh »Bermuda »Burma »Canada »China »Croatia »Finland »Ghana »Hong Kong »Ireland »Japan »Mexico »New Zealand »South Africa »South Korea »Vietnam

Traveling to the Forest

Woodberry Forest is located in central Virginia, close to major metropolitan areas, international and regional airports, and train stations.

Turner Hall, a dorm for third-form students

Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport (CHO) Dulles International Airport (IAD) Reagan National Airport (DCA) Richmond International Airport (RIC) Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI) Culpeper Amtrak (CLP) Fredericksburg Amtrak (FBG) www.wo o d b erry.o rg /v i s i t


College Acceptances The following list is representative of schools to which Woodberry students have been admitted over the past four years. Amherst College Auburn University Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brandeis University Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology Cardiff University Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Centre College Clemson University Colby College College of Charleston Colorado College Columbia University Cornell University Davidson College Dartmouth College Denison University Dickinson College Drew University Duke University East Carolina University Elon University Emory University Furman University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Grinnell College Guilford College Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Haverford College

High Point University Howard University Indiana University at Bloomington James Madison University Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Lehigh University Louisiana State University Macalester College Massachusetts Institute of Technology McGill University Miami University, Oxford Middlebury College Morehouse College New York University North Carolina State University Northwestern University Old Dominion University Pennsylvania State University Pomona College Princeton University Randolph-Macon College Rhodes College Rice University Seton Hill University Sewanee: The University of the South Southern Methodist University Stanford University Syracuse University Texas Christian University Trinity College Trinity University Tufts University Tulane University United States Naval Academy University of Alabama University of California at Los Angeles University of Chicago

WASHINGTON, D.C. WOODBERRY FOREST SCHOOL

CHARLOTTESVILLE RICHMOND

University of Colorado at Boulder University of Georgia University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign University of Kansas University of Mary Washington University of Miami University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of Notre Dame University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Richmond University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of Tampa University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia Vanderbilt University Villanova University Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington University in St. Louis West Virginia University Whitman College Whitworth University William & Mary Wofford College


WOODBERRY FOREST Fast Facts 2013-14 enrollment

408 boarding students (99 in senior class)

49% of applicants accepted for admission

71% offers accepted

Students from

30 STATES, the District of Columbia, and

18 COUNTRIES

57 of Woodberry’s 63 teaching faculty members live on campus Average class size

Student-to-faculty ratio

10 6.1 $

71% of teaching faculty hold advanced degrees, including 5 doctorates

$271 million endowment; annual fund gifts totaling $2.75 million Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Member, College Board and National Association of Independent Schools. Charter member, International Boys School Coalition and The Association of Board Schools (TABS) Fully wireless campus with high-speed, high-capacity Internet (500 MB), more than 40 subscription databases and online resources in library, and HDTV for the entire community


To request information about Woodberry Forest

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Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school–administered programs. This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

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