1959 “Worcester Gazette” Article on the Academy’s History and Plans for the Future

The following Worcester Evening Gazette article of Thursday, Feb. 12, 1959 copied a parts of Headmaster William S. Piper’s letter that was sent to the “The Friends of The Academy” which touched on highlights of the school’s then 125 year … Read More

The Worcester Academy Entrance

Front entrances are important because first impressions are lasting.  The Worcester Academy entrance with the Walker Hall and Abercrombie House framing the view of the quadrangle and the buildings beyond is impressive, but it was not the original view that … Read More

“Achieve The Honorable” on Buildings

The school emblem with the motto “Achieve the Honorable” in Greek is widely displayed on our historic campus, but why is it on some buildings, and not on others? Daniel Webster Abercrombie, the school’s principal from 1882 until 1918, established … Read More