Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve assembled a list of the most common questions parents of prospective students have about World Academy. You’ll find information about class sizes, meal plans, and financial assistance.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to get in touch with us at 603-888-1982, or email us at

Is World Academy religiously affiliated?

No, World Academy is an independent, unaffiliated, progressive private school. As a school community, we embrace students and families of all religions, nationalities and cultures and appropriately support all families’ beliefs, customs and traditions.

Where do World Academy students typically go when they graduate?

World Academy graduates are equipped to succeed and excel at any of the excellent, high caliber schools they choose! Based on their varied interests, talents, pursuits and learning styles, students from our school have been accepted by and shown continued success in their first choice educational institutions, including private schools such as: Middlesex School, Derryfield School, The Pike School, Bishop Guertin High School and others. Alumni have been noted for their successes and endeavors at exceptional colleges, companies, and artistic venues across the globe.

Where do most World Academy students come from?

Many students enter into our Early Childhood Program as Infants or Preschoolers, while others apply at different times during their Elementary and Middle School education. World Academy welcomes new students to all levels each year as they qualify. Geographically, the school represents towns from Bow, NH to Boston, MA with the school’s population growing exponentially each year as our reputation precedes itself.

Is financial assistance available?

World Academy offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities to new students applying to First through Eighth Grade. The Scholarship application is available through the Admissions Office. For families who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment through involvement in the school community, the Tuition Assistance Program exists to provide financial support in the event of an unforeseen financial crisis and hardship. There is an implied obligation to support the school that is expected from the families receiving assistance.

Does World Academy provide bus transportation?

Currently, World Academy does not offer private bus transport for students to and from their homes. The City of Nashua will provide bus transportation for Nashua students, indirectly, to and from World Academy on a limited basis. As the need arises, we intend to provide a privately contracted bus service to additional towns in the area. Our Before and After School Program offers transport to a local public school where students attend class, and brings students from that school to the After School Program at World Academy.

Does World Academy have a dress code?

Student dress code and expectations are based on World Academy’s widely shared belief that students learn best when their attire and that of their peers is befi tting an educational environment. Grades 4-8 have a mandatory uniform polo that must be worn with the student’s choice of bottom. All outerwear (sweatshirts/sweaters) and polos must be purchased through Red Brick Clothing. All other attire should be neat, clean and in no way disparaging to others, or distracting from the focus of the class or others’ opportunities to learn. At all times, students and staff , alike, shall be dressed in a manner that demonstrates respect for the community and pride in World Academy, including:

  • Mandatory World Academy uniform polos and outerwear (Gr. 4-8) or spirit wear on selected days.
  • Shirts that fully cover stomachs and no shorts/skirts shorter than students’ measured arms length (all grades) or properly fitting pants with no fraying
  • “Safe” shoes (i.e., no long, loose-hanging shoelaces, no heelys, no flip-flops)
  • Clothing that is appropriate for the season and outdoor play
  • Clothing that does not have visual or written messages that are violent, disrespectful, or offensive
  • Comfortable, appropriate loose-fitting clothing on gym/sports days

Are meals included in the tuition?

Only Catering Lunch Program Option for Grades 2-8

Our success with our catered lunch options has lead us to open the opportunity for Grades 2 to join our Grades 3-8 students with our Only Catering lunch program. As your student grows, he/she develops a sense of personal preferences for meals. Your Second through Eighth Grader may choose to bring his/her own lunch each day or order from Only Catering, in advance. They will be providing lunches Monday through Thursday. Friday will remain PTO Pizza Days (except when noted on calendar).

The menu will off er a daily entrée with condiments and a vegetarian option with sides, made fresh each day. Each day off ers a new entrée to be sure that lunch is kept interesting. Menus will be labeled to help the students understand the food choices they are making. Menus will include a “green” (healthy items – ‘always’ foods), “yellow” (less healthy – sometimes foods) and “red” system (little nutritional value – occasional foods) that will help them understand their choices and guide them toward making the healthy one.

Food served on the Only Catering menu do not contain peanuts or peanut products but may be processed in an environment where peanuts are present. Gluten free options are available. Students with allergies may choose to work with our Food Service Director, Ms. Cindy, regarding purchasing current school off erings or bring their own. The cost of lunch will be $3.75 a day.

World Academy will continue to off er cartons of 1% regular or fat-free chocolate milk for $.75 during the lunch periods for students in Grades 2-8. Milk cards are available for families to purchase at the Front Desk that would allow for prepayment of milk ($10 for 14 containers of milk). The teachers covering lunches will be responsible for storing the cards and will keep track of each student’s milk purchases. They will let your student know if he/she is running low, and families are welcome to call the school or stop by the Front Desk to check the status of your student’s card. School snacks will still be provided for the Grades 2 & 3 students, and Grades 4-8 will continue to have fresh fruit daily. The Middle School student-run snack cart will also be available. We will be sending September and October menus and order form to you soon!

Checks should be made payable to World Academy. Please return the form and payment by the date indicated to the Front Desk (Late forms can not be accommodated).

What time does school start and end?

The Elementary School (K-3) day starts promptly at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:00 PM, with arrivals beginning at 8:15 AM (for students not in the before school program). The Middle School (4-8) arrivals begin at 7:45 AM, with Homeroom beginning at 8:00 AM and dismissal at 2:30 PM. Due to the time difference in start and release times of the Lower and Middle Schools, families with more than one student scheduled for “Class Only” in both a Lower School (K-3) and Middle School (4-8) grade will not be charged for the additional half hour if students are dropped off at 7:45 AM and promptly picked up at 3 PM. The Lower School student may join the Before School program or the Middle School student(s) will be allowed to attend the After School program to wait for the sibling(s) to be released.

Do students stay in their class and with their teacher all day?

Students through Third Grade have a primary classroom teacher. At different levels, students receive instruction from specialist teachers in the subjects of French, Spanish, Electives, Sign Language, Technology, Art, Music, and Physical Education. In addition to Technology Class which is done through iPad instruction, the Fourth through Eighth Grade students work on personal laptops throughout their curriculum and continually integrate technology into varying aspects of all their work. Fourth Grade students have a dedicated classroom in addition to the teachers of their specialist classes, and remain with their primary teacher for core subjects. Fifth through Eighth Grade students start their day with their homeroom teachers and class, and switch classrooms and teachers for each of their core subjects, as well as their elective and specialist classes. Additional enrichment is always available for all students who are ready for it.

Are there extracurricular and intramural opportunities for students at World Academy?

Yes, World Academy offers a variety of opportunities for students to expand upon their talents and try new activities and challenges. The introduction of new clubs, activities and sports grows annually and is based on student interest and resource availability. Our beautiful state-of-the-art Gymnasium/Theatre Complex offers increased opportunities for expanded sports teams and special events.

Current offerings are listed below:

  • Cross-Country Running
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Co-ed Spirit Team
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Karate
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Dance, Lyrical Modern Dance
  • Piano
  • NH Lego League, Lego Robotic Design & Publishing
  • Rock Climbing, Yoga, Lacrosse
  • Cooking Around the World
  • Public Speaking
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Stagecraft
  • Advanced Drawing & Sketching
  • Farm to Table
  • Sketch Comedy Writing
  • Debate
  • Engineering
  • Fun with Physics
  • Acting 101 and Improvisation
  • Exploring Latin
  • Geocaching
  • 3D Printing
  • Create Like the Masters
  • Recyclable Art
  • Other relevant and popular topics