Why Woodberry?

“What’s special about Woodberry is the sense of community; it's kind of a magical place. We trust that the faculty, coaches, and staff know our son and are getting the most out of him and that he, in turn, is getting the most out of his many academic, athletic, social, and artistic opportunities.”    

- Parent of 2019 Student 

Why Woodberry?

Woodberry offers boys and families all the benefits of a private day school
, the flexibility and deeper connections of a boarding prep school, and the personalized instruction and mentorship of an independent institution.
Parents in the Northern Virginia area say the school taught their sons integrity and respect for others, how to work hard, and how to excel in the academic and social pressures of college.
Why should a boy come to Woodberry? Because here he will join an enduring community, develop friendships that last a lifetime, and gain a sense of self-confidence that is balanced by humility. 

As you consider whether to attend public or private school and day school or boarding school, the best way to learn about Woodberry is to hear from some of our students. The debate over private vs. public school is not one we aim to settle here; we are focused on serving boys who are willing to work hard, build their character, and take care of each other.

Applying to Woodberry Forest School,
one of the best boarding schools for boys in the country, begins here. Navigating your way to find everything you need to know about Woodberry is easy.  From deciding whether private school is the right fit for your family to visiting our beautiful Virginia campus and completing the necessary application requirements, our admission team is here to assist you in any way. 

Just finding out about Woodberry? There is still time to apply! We recognize that the journey to join the Woodberry community begins at different times for everyone. If you haven't yet started an application for the 2022-2023 school year but are interested in doing so, please give us a call at 888-798-9371 or email us at and let us know. 

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.