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

Visit and Experience Woodberry Forest for Yourself

See for yourself why Woodberry Forest is one of the leading boarding schools in the nation. Meet with a member of our admissions staff. Tour our spectacular campus with a students guide, step into our dorms, and check out our wonderful athletic facilities. Once you meet some of our students, you'll begin to see how Woodberry transforms boys of promise to men of honor.

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Clubs and Activities

At Woodberry, you can pursue a range of activities outside of the classroom -- academic, cultural, outdoor, social, spiritual -- or you can improve your skills in a sport you love or learn a new one. Along the way, you'll gain valuable leadership skills and build friendships you'll keep for the rest of your life.There are more than thirty clubs and plenty of activities for you to enjoy at Woodberry Forest School. You can choose to cultivate a musical interest, travel abroad, explore your spirituality, reduce your carbon footprint, become a photographer, publish a newspaper, mentor or take a leadership position, paint or sculpt, and enjoy the great outdoors. You'll find that you have endless opportunities to learn, to grow, and to change your life forever.


At Woodberry, we understand how boys learn and how to help  them succeed. As a Woodberry student, you will enjoy a broad range of experiences to balance your academic, artistic, physical, and spiritual development. By offering you well-conceived challenges -- together with support and encouragement in our exceptional residential community -- you will develop self-confidence and a desire to achieve excellence throughout your life. Woodberry is committed to helping you acquire the strong values and capacity to reason that enable you to deal effectively with important intellectual, ethical, and social problems and to lead a rewarding life. View Woodberry's Course of Study Guide

The Woodberry Way

Central to the Woodberry Way is the boarding experience. Woodberry Forest’s residential character extends far beyond the extraordinary facilities on our stunning, 1200-acre campus. It influences every aspect of life here, fostering common experiences in our dorms, on our athletic fields, and during whole-campus meals and Sunday-evening chapel services. Our exceptional teachers live with their families on campus, where they can participate fully in the life of the school — and the lives of the boys.

The Woodberry Way includes a commitment to single-sex education. Free from the distractions of a coeducational setting, a Woodberry boy gains the confidence to attempt new things — sports, artistic endeavors, a school play. He doesn’t see himself as girls see him. Instead, he learns to see the man he is becoming.

But nothing embodies the Woodberry Way quite like our student-written honor system, which prohibits lying, cheating, or stealing. Established in 1899, the honor system upholds Woodberry as a community of trust in which everyone is safe, supported, and treated with respect. It’s truly a place like no other.


“Woodberry Forest School is committed to offering boys what they need for the future — a challenging academic program, extensive athletic options, and a wide variety of social and cultural opportunities in a warm and welcoming community.”

Dr. Byron C. Hulsey '86
Ninth headmaster of Woodberry Forest School

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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, religious belief, 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, religious belief, 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. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.