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Woodstock academy

Address: 57 Academy Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281, USA
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Description Woodstock academy

  • Established: in 1801
  • Location: Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
  • Age of students: 14 - 18 years.
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of residence: in the residence or in the host family
  • Language of instruction: English.

Founded in 1801, Woodstock Academy not only cares about the academic success of students, but also creates the conditions for their full harmonious development: the school has a theater and art studio, sports clubs, anime and public speaking clubs - everything so that every teenager could show individuality. know yourself and your strengths.

The Academy opened its doors for the first time to students from other countries in 2009 and since that day has been constantly expanding the geography of the countries of origin of its pupils. However, with just over 1,200 students, foreigners make up about 8%, so studying here will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the American environment and thoroughly prepare for entry to US universities.

The prestige of the institution is annually confirmed by graduates with their academic results: 95% of yesterday's students successfully enter higher educational institutions - colleges, universities, and institutes. This is facilitated by the teaching staff, 85% of whose representatives have academic degrees, while all 100% are accredited and admitted to pedagogy by the state of Connecticut.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Woodstock academy

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16-18
from 51 500 $ / year

Advanced Placement (AP)

In-depth study of sciences - a course designed to meet the needs of high school students, implying a fundamental study of the disciplines necessary for further entry into higher educational institutions: universities, institutes, colleges. The lessons are taught by the teachers at Woodstock Academy, while the entire process is supervised by an independent educational board. Depending on the future specialization, students choose a list of disciplines from the 16 proposed, including:

  • foreign languages ​​and culture;
  • literature;
  • maths;
  • macroeconomics;
  • statistics;
  • chemistry and biology;
  • physics;
  • art.

After the end of the AP you need to pass testing, the results of which are regarded as estimates obtained in college.

 

Early College Experience Courses (ECE)

Early college courses are a program in which high school students at the Woodstock School are equated to preparatory courses at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Each ECE discipline has a corresponding counterpart at UConn, so that after completing the course, students receive 2 documents: from Woodstock Academy and from UConn. In the future, upon admission to any higher educational institution of the United States of America, these disciplines will be counted to the applicant as a standard college education. Pupils of the Academy have the opportunity to choose subjects for in-depth study of the 22 proposed.

A similar ECE program operates in partnership with Eastern Connecticut State University.

As for the cost of studying at Woodstock Academy for the Early College Experience course, it is significantly lower than the actual college tuition.

 

Special Academic Programs for College

There are 2 types of specialized academic programs for a college at the base of the Woodstock School:

  • High School Partnership Program (HSPP);
  • Virtual High School.

By choosing this type of education, gifted middle and high school students can simultaneously be students of the academy or its partner institutions.

Requirements for applicants:

  • high performance - the minimum average score of 80 or "B";
  • written recommendations from the coordinator of the educational process;
  • interview with the adviser on education, student development.

The price of academic studies at Woodstock Academy for studens  will not differ significantly from the stated standard $ 50,000:

  • in the case of partner educational institutions, you only need to pay for textbooks, as well as the road to the courses;
  • studying on the basis of a virtual school does not imply any costs at all.

Accommodation, housing and food

For foreign students, there are 2 accommodation options to choose from:

  • in the host family;
  • in the residence.

Pupils of the Academy are accepted by 25 families living near the campus. They provide students with comfortable living conditions in individual rooms and help them adapt to the new environment. Each of the host families is regularly inspected by school representatives, so there is no reason to worry about the health and safety of adolescents.

You can live on campus in one of three residences:

  • Westhaver Hall (for senior students);
  • Annhurst Hall (for boys - high school students);
  • Warren Hall (for girls of all ages).

A cafeteria operates on the territory of the academy: usually stuednts  have breakfast and lunch there, and they have dinner with their host families or in their dormitories. All 3 buildings where students live are equipped with their own kitchens.

Events Woodstock academy

Woodstock Academy sees as its goal the comprehensive harmonious development of students, so here you can:

  • do sport;
  • visit the arts center;
  • participate in interest clubs.

The academy has many sports sections - students can become members of more than fifty teams of different levels of education. Students have access to 11 kinds of sports for boys and 14 for girls:

  • basketball;
  • volleyball;
  • golf;
  • gymnastics;
  • tennis;
  • football;
  • baseball;
  • hockey and others.

The arts center often hosts concerts, performances and performances prepared by students of the academy of all ages.

The institution has 39 organizations and clubs that help students to realize themselves outside the study of academic disciplines and sports. Here you can develop a variety of interests: from chess, dancing and studying the Bible to participating in the organization of Amnesty International (AI), the club of fishermen and the study of modern methods of protecting the ecology of the Earth from the negative impact of humanity.

Advantages

  • Accredited by the state of Connecticut and the international independent organization that monitors the quality of education (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).
  • Each foreign student is assigned to an adviser who helps to deal with college issues and further entry into US universities.
  • Specialized English classes that students from abroad can quickly overcome all language barriers and discomfort.
  • Equipped athletic complex, which guarantees the existence of the necessary conditions for sports as amateur and professional level.
  • Own art center, which can accommodate 1000 viewers at the same time.

Equipment Woodstock academy

Woodstock Academy is located in the north-eastern scenic part of Connecticut between Boston and New York and covers an area of ​​29 hectares. The facility consists of six buildings and is equipped with:

  • dining room;
  • library;
  • culinary class;
  • equipped with computer classrooms;
  • chemical laboratory;
  • rope complex;
  • sports fields;
  • training room;
  • art studios;
  • concert hall.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The study process at Woodstock Academy is divided into 2 semesters:

  • autumn (starts at the end of August);
  • spring (starts from the second half of January).

The cost of education at Woodstock Academy for international students is $ 50,000 per year.

Additional expenses:

  • insurance = $ 2000;
  • minimum amount in a student’s bank account = $ 2000 (must be permanently in the account);
  • registration and visa fees;
  • flight.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students are as young as 14 years old who have submitted an online application and successfully completed an interview with a member of the admissions committee.

The list of documents that foreign applicants must submit for admission to the Academy, along with the statement:

  • recommendations from an English teacher;
  • recommendations from a mathematics teacher;
  • additional recommendations (from any third teacher);
  • test results, examinations (performance data, if the examinations did not pass);
  • copy of passport;
  • statement from the bank.

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