An exceptional boarding school community for boys in grades nine through twelve.

What's Happening?

  • Welcome, Alumni!

    Over 600 guests will return to Woodberry Forest on April 25-27, 2014, to celebrate the five- to seventy-year anniversaries of their graduation year. Alumni whose graduation years end in "4" or "9" from around the globe will be on campus to reconnect with their classmates and teachers and to see their alma mater in action. Everyone at the Forest is preparing a weekend full of activities like class dinners, panel discussions, classroom visits, the J.R. Floweree Memorial Run, a student concert, and the Grainger Gridiron Battle. 

    Click for the Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events
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  • Dining, Math, and Computer Science Facility Progresses

    Construction of Woodberry Forest School's new dining, math, and computer science facility entered a new phase on April 21, 2014, when a crane arrived to begin the process of lifting steel beams to form the building's framework. Excitement is building on campus as the outlines of the structure appear and details about a major gift in support of the project are announced.

    The R. B. Terry Charitable Foundation of High Point, North Carolina, made an unrestricted gift of $20 million to provide partial capital funding for the $24 million project as well as to enhance the school's endowment for financial aid and faculty support. Woodberry's board of trustees voted to recognize this gift by naming the dining hall in honor of Randall B. Terry. The foundation, created by Randall B. Terry, Jr. ’53, a newspaper publisher and Woodberry Forest School trustee who died in 2004, has previously aided Woodberry Forest School by establishing scholarships, funding faculty compensation, and building facilities for athletics and science.

    “Randall Terry liked to think big and to get things done,” said Headmaster Dennis Campbell. “He was a great believer in young people, and he saw Woodberry as a key to the future of the nation.”

    “We are deeply grateful to the directors of the Terry Foundation for this extraordinary gift, which will play a major role in sustaining the Woodberry experience for future generations of students and faculty,” said Woodberry board chairman Sion Boney ’74 of Hillsdale, New York.

    See plans for the new building or watch the construction in action on the live webcam.
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  • Davidson College President Speaks at Cum Laude Initiation

    Dr. Carol E. Quillen, president of Davidson College, was the guest speaker at the initiation ceremony for the Woodberry Forest Chapter of the Cum Laude Society on April 21, 2014, in Bowman Gray Auditorium. Eleven members of the sixth form joined nine of their classmates in the honor society, as did nine fifth formers.

    Following the presentation of certificates and pins, Dr. Quillen took the podium to share the surprises her own college education held for her. She urged her listeners to use their time in college to question and ask, "What if?" and "Why not?"

    "What if time went both backward and forward?" she wondered aloud, and talked about how her own study of history led her to see how present events change the way history is understood, seemingly changing the past itself. Dr. Quillen also applauded Woodberry's community of trust, noting the intellectual courage such a community allows its members.

    The Cum Laude Society is a high school honor society recognizing up to twenty percent of the students of each class who exhibit values that parallel those of Woodberry Forest School: excellence, justice, and honor. The Woodberry Forest Chapter was established in 1952, and all faculty members who were Phi Beta Kappa members are considered to be members of the society.

    Please see the Cum Laude Convocaton Program for more about the inductees and the distinguished guest speaker.
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Woodberry Forest School

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989   Phone: 540-672-3900
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.