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"It's been a most rewarding experience, no complaints."

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Current Employee - Teacher
Current Employee - Teacher

Pros

The kids at WA are terrific in every way. The student body is diverse, and it is happily engaged in a multitude of healthy activities. The school is blessed to have some outstanding veteran teachers and coaches in the areas of athletics, drama, and music.

Cons

The administration is often secretive and anxious. Through decree they continue to add more on the job menu without taking anything off. In addition they are inclined to invoke new policies without input from the greater teaching community.

Other Employee Reviews for Worcester Academy

  1. "Warm Family-Friendly Community"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Worcester Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Warm community atmosphere. The non-faculty divisions like to have fun while getting results. Feels like an academic institution that values and prioritizes students.

    Cons

    Current leadership is not as strong as it could be. There seems to be a divide between the faculty and non-teaching employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the family friendly atmosphere. Devote resources to improving regular internal cross-functional communication. Work on the parking and traffic situation.


  2. "Seeking a niche in the private school market."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Worcester Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The school enrolls nice and smart kids, and there are lots of programs for them to participate in; for the most part, the students are happy; the institution has a great history in prepping kids for college.

    Cons

    The administration has become engulfed in ed land public school edubabble and slogans. They have tried to implement change. They have been vague and lacking in specifics and without explaining what awaits at the other end.

    Advice to Management

    The management has strayed away from what works at the school. It's best at this juncture for the school to get back on the path that has made the institution successful. The management needs to understand that change must be homegrown and include everybody and that the faculty deserved to paid well and have a fair work load. My advice to management is to start thinking long term and come to terms that the institution is not the property of the people who are managing it. The institution belongs to past, present, and future generations. The school cannot afford public relation blunders.

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