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Worcester Academy
81 Providence St.    
Worcester, Massachusetts  01604  
   
Private/Independent School
Coed Day/Boarding 6 PG 600 students
 

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Employer Website: http://worcesteracademy.org
 
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Employer Description
 
Mission Statement

Worcester Academy exists to instill in its 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. 

Core Value Statements

We are a community‚ÄĒcurious, thoughtful, generous, and thriving in our diversity. We embrace each of our core values as essential to the mission of Worcester Academy and as testimony of our beliefs and commitments.

HONOR
Integrity, honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility inform our actions and beliefs. These attributes are the foundations for "Achieving the Honorable" in both our public and private lives.

RESPECT
We believe in the inherent worth of every person, celebrating difference in a community rich with diverse gifts and talents. We seek commonality in our relationships regardless of title, background, or individual abilities and challenges. We also accept responsibility for sustaining the world around us, from the campus to the global environment.

COMMUNITY
The act of learning brings all members of this community together. We share a belief in the importance of serving others through both leadership and generosity. A respectful and compassionate approach to citizenship guides our actions on this campus and in the wider world.

PERSONAL GROWTH
Personal growth may be measured in many ways; the most authentic, however, is when we are true to ourselves. We seek to fulfill our potential by building habits of mind and body that promote growth in knowledge and understanding, ability and confidence, poise and leadership. By doing so, we nurture a desire for life-long learning and a commitment to excellence in all phases of life.

CHALLENGE
Attaining excellence in a changing global environment requires adaptability, creativity, and intellectual courage. We seek relevance in our work, and provide a rigorous yet nurturing environment in which we all may thrive. We value hard work and the disciplined application of knowledge and skills in our learning and institutional practices.
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
Worcester Academy Equity and Inclusion Commitment Worcester Academy celebrates the individual and collective diversity of our School community and respects, affirms, and protects the dignity and worth of each person in it. Our commitments are reflected in our mission and core values, in our curriculum, and in the policies, programs, and practices of the School. Given the long history of systems of oppression in the communities that Worcester Academy students, faculty, and alumni navigate, we must reconcile this, and prioritize thoughtful, supportive engagement of the lived experiences of individuals. We will be intentional in our work to eliminate oppressive language and practices that target any identity and lived experience. We strive to create accountability for diversity, equity, and inclusion and cross-cultural humility, in our learning community and beyond. We strive for life-long learning that elevates diverse interests and perspectives and engagement as global citizens. We strive for empathetic leadership and making equitable and honorable decisions.