My View From The Hilltop – Thomas Mullane

By Thomas Mullane, ’21 Over the summer, I got the chance to live my dream—working for a professional baseball team‚ the Worcester Red Sox! And, what made it even more special, this particular team used to play in my home state of Rhode Island and is the AAA affiliate for my favorite team, the Boston…

My View From The Hilltop – Kyle Layne-Allen

By Kyle Layne-Allen, Middle School English Teacher Learning From Our Youngest Learners During The Pandemic  I never thought I’d face a pandemic in my first year at Worcester Academy. I remember leaving my sixth graders’ poetry portfolios ungraded atop my desk thinking that I’d be back in time to assess their brilliance. Anticipating a return,…

My View From The Hilltop – Meghan Bennett

By Meghan Bennett, Director of Enrollment Management The admission staff has spent the past month reading hundreds of completed applications from students who are looking at Worcester Academy as an option for the next step in their education. On March 10, we will send out our admission decisions and begin the process of welcoming new…

My View From The Hilltop – Zak Johnson

By Zak Johnson, Upper School Science Teacher My roles on campus as science teacher, advisor, student leadership coordinator, baseball coach, residential administrator on duty, and Proctor advisor help me see all the different ways our students engage with life at WA. I’ve realized that a student’s growth and success is due, in large part, to…

My View From The Hilltop – Nancy Osborn

By Nancy Osborn, Director of Parent Relations When we talk about the Worcester Academy community, we are talking about everyone—students, parents, employees, and alumni. My view from the Hilltop spans 22 years—as an employee, a parent, a dorm parent, and an advisor—and I can attest to the fact that “community” is in our bones. It…

My View From The Hilltop – Doug Poskitt

By Doug Poskitt, Associate Head of School The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same Stepping back on campus last week felt like a homecoming. After a prolonged absence that spanned eight weeks due to the recent remote teaching period and two well-deserved breaks,  I was eager to see what things looked like….

My View From The Hilltop – Brenna Kelly

By Brenna Kelly, Associate Director of College Counseling Worcester Academy sits on top of one of the city’s seven hills, Union Hill. From here you can just about see the whole city of Worcester, from different historical sites to other educational institutions. Right before dusk or during an early morning here at Worcester Academy, the…

My View From The Hilltop- Jake Sumner

By Jake Sumner, Dean of Student Life One of my favorite parts of the day at Worcester Academy is before the first class period. I started greeting students at the front door of Kingsley a few years ago and I try to be there each morning and in between classes as much as I can….

My View From The Hilltop – Meagan Farraher

By Meagan Farraher, Athletic Trainer Whether it’s a wave from the security guard upon arrival, an “enjoy your day” from Dean and Frank in the dining hall when I pick up my lunch, or a thank you card for helping someone’s child get back to doing what they love after surgery, therapy, or even a…

My View From The Hilltop – Gabrielle Ogunfeitimi

By Gabrielle Ogunfeitimi, Junior My name is Gabrielle Ogunfeitimi, and I am a junior at Worcester Academy. I co-lead the Black Student Union, as well as the Diversity Committee. My presence at WA as a student of color aids greatly in my leadership of the committee. Being a Black student allows me to experience the…