About WPS

As you explore the site, Worcester Preparatory School will come to life as a vibrant learning community. Here in a warm and supportive environment, faculty and staff work hard to provide coursework that encourages students in our Lower School to build a foundation for higher-level studies they’ll take on in our Middle and Upper Schools. Courses throughout all our schools are designed to ignite curiosity and creativity as well to give students an understanding of themselves, their peers, and the world around them.

WPS emphasizes character building as part of its overall program. Respecting others, taking pride in accomplishments, accepting challenges, taking difficult courses, having the confidence to speak before audiences, and being willing to work hard are qualities Worcester strives to instill in its students.

Founded in 1970, WPS is a dynamic learning community of 500 students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The 56 members of the Class of 2017, for example, earned over $5.5 million in scholarships and attend 35 different schools in 18 different states as part of a 100% college-admission rate. Over the years, WPS has placed its graduates in every Ivy League college and university, with equally illustrious institutions such as Stanford, Duke, Harvard, Georgetown, William & Mary, MIT and England’s Cambridge University included among them. The Classes of 2017 and 2018 included 34 Advanced Placement Scholars and one AP National Scholar. The school’s roster of honor societies includes the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Art National Honor Society, International Thespian Society and the Cum Laude Society.

When people ask what I’m most proud of about Worcester Preparatory School, they usually guess I’ll say where our students are going to college, but actually I’m most proud of how prepared our students tell us they are for their college studies. Alumni often mention helping other students with research paper development and with math skills.

I encourage you to call to arrange a visit to tour our campus so that you may observe the passion of our teachers and the talents of our students!

Barry W. Tull
Headmaster