The Flagship Campus in Massachusetts
Increased Opportunities For Every Student
Located in the heart of Massachusetts, The Winchendon School's boarding and day campus is surrounded by 326 pristine acres nestled near Mount Monadnock. Close to lakes, skiing, art, and theater, the campus boasts a newly renovated Fitness Center, a new dorm, and a recent hockey rink. A vegetable garden can also be found on campus!
5-Day Boarding On Our Massachusetts Campus
The Winchendon School’s five-day boarding option gives your family all the advantages of a boarding school with the added flexibility of weekends at home with family. For families living within 75 miles of our Massachusetts campus, students discover the opportunity to develop independence, discover dorm-life before college, and both students and families gain back valuable time during the week without the daily commute to and from school and after school practices.
Study What Makes You Curious
Each year every student has the opportunity to take an idea and design an internship or independent study during ColLAB.
Your elective choices are only limited by your curiosity.
Study Street Art in New York City or the Industrial Revolution in the mill towns of Massachusetts, at The Winchendon School we see education as active not passive. Our classes are engaged where students lead discussions, debate questions, and draw their own conclusions.
See our full range of courses. Review our Curriculum Guide.
What's Happening On The Massachusetts Campus?
Meet Our Leadership Team
Head of School
When not found in Ford Hall, head of school and former drama director, actress, singer, and dog lover (Leonbergers are the family dog of choice) might be found on a run or on the road. Prior to joining The Winchendon School, Laurie worked for several prominent boarding and day schools in the mid-Atlantic region. Laurie, husband Tony (Director of College Counseling), and children Bair ’17 and Abby ’19 love a good explore, whether it’s as close the theaters of NYC or as far away as Kenya. The product of an itinerant Air Force upbringing Laurie knows how to be flexible, how to adapt to the cheerful commotion that is life at a boarding school, and how to keep her sense of humor handy.
Underneath that Dean of Students’ exterior lurks Alicia’s wry sense of humor, an essential ingredient for that job! When school is out Alicia might be found on the golf course, cooking, hiking, or traveling with her spouse, Shannon Stacy (Winchendon’s Residential Life Director). Alicia’s agile mind and wit are ever present in her classroom. From her Alaskan mountain climbing to travels in Borneo, Malaysia, and Thailand it is clear that Alicia is an explorer, but for this New York native home is still the best place to be. Fortunately for Winchendon, her home is here!
A talented baker and cook, she regularly indulges Winchendon’s students and her colleagues with great food. Kelly puts her remarkable educational and organizational skills to the test every day as Dean of Academics and Learning. She is passionate about unleashing the potential of each student, and she makes sure that the teachers are trained in the best individualization practices and strategies. If all that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is always pitching in to help organize the next event for the students, whether it is a day at the amusement park, a dance or any of many other fun events.