A 360-Degree Education
What road does success take? A purely academic route, express to college, with no speed bumps along the way?
Or is education about learning in a broader sense—learning the skills of teamwork and leadership, to be of service to others and get the most out of yourself?
At Wentworth, we call that a 360-degree education. It’s an education that teaches values, as well as academic subjects. We provide a long tradition that instills a sense of family. We prepare cadets to not only do well for themselves but also inspire them to care about others and the greater good.
While most Academy students do not go on to military careers, our military structure builds confidence, pride and skills that go beyond academic subjects. All students are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills by moving up in a ranking system based on the one used by the U. S. military. A cadet’s rank is based on age, maturity, time at the school, leadership, academics, deportment, and evaluations from senior cadets.
Because Wentworth believes in educating the body and spirit as well as the mind, physical education and athletics are mandatory. Sports play a big role in campus life, with nearly everyone coming to home games to cheer their classmates to victory.
Campus Without Distractions
For students in many high schools, priorities run from computer games to weekend parties, with little time left for the business of education.
At Wentworth, the culture is reversed. Our environment values military ideals such as leadership, achievement and teamwork. The structured environment plays an important role in the academic success of our students.
Leadership Development Officers are staff members who live in the barracks with the cadets. Cadets also enjoy access to faculty for one-on-one assistance with academics when needed.
In the evening, Call to Quarters provides cadets with a quiet time to study for their classes. Many cadets cite this regularly-scheduled study time as a key ingredient in their academic success.
From the beginning, older students take an interest in helping younger ones. They provide help while new cadets learn the Rules and Regs. Once cadets learn the academic and conduct standards as a Recruit-at-Training (RAT), they quickly move from RAT to Old Boy. The unique culture of Wentworth encourages students to take an active role in each other’s success, producing life-long friendships.