Waynesboro Area School District
The Waynesboro Area School District educates more than 4,300 students from Waynesboro, Washington Township, Quincy Township, Mont Alto and a small portion of Guilford Township.
The district is comprised of four elementary schools for students in kindergarten to sixth grade - Fairview, Summitview, Hooverville and Mowrey; Waynesboro Area Middle School for seventh- and eighth-graders; and Waynesboro Area Senior High School for ninth- to 12th-graders.
At the elementary level, emphasis is placed on developing reading and mathematical literacy and introducing children to hands-on science.
A team teaching approach is used at the middle school, where teachers balance the instructional and developmental needs of early adolescents.
A block schedule is used at the high school, where students study four main courses each semester. The curriculum includes more than 140 courses, plus nearly 30 classes at Franklin County Career and Technology Center.
In addition to academic programs, the Waynesboro Area School District provides students with a range of extracurricular clubs, sports and musical options.
More information is available at 717-762-1191 or http://www.wasd.k12.pa.us/
The main number for the school district is 762-1191. Extensions for the schools are:
Waynesboro Area Senior High
Waynesboro Area Middle
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School, Waynesboro, a Catholic school, kindergarten to sixth grade.
Within Driving Distance:
Broadfording Christian Academy, Hagerstown, MD, a Christian school, grades one to 12th.
Corpus Christi Catholic School, Chambersburg, a Catholic school, kindergarten to eighth grade.
Cumberland Valley Christian School, Chambersburg, a Christian school, kindergarten to 12th grade.
Heritage Academy, Hagerstown, MD, a Christian school, kindergarten to 12th grade.
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA, a private college prep school, ninth to 12th grade.
Montessori School, Chambersburg, toddler and primary, and Montessori Academy, first through eighth grade, highly individualized instruction.
School: 717-267-0335, Academy: 717-261-1110
Shalom Christian Academy, Marion, PA, a Christian school, kindergarten to sixth grade.
St. Maria Goretti, Hagerstown, MD, a Catholic school, ninth to 12th grade.
St. James School, St. James, Md, a college prep school, seventh to 12th grade.
Local Colleges and Universities
A number of colleges and universities are located within easy driving distance of Waynesboro. They offer programs for traditional post-secondary students, as well as adult learners seeking degrees or personal enrichment. The schools also host cultural events ranging from concerts to art exhibits.
Penn State University, Mont Alto campus: Located just 10 minutes from downtown Waynesboro, Penn State Mont Alot offers both bachelor's and associates degree programs. Students can also take the first 2 years of more than 180 Penn State programs at the campus. Continuing education classes are offered at the Frankin County Career and Technology Center. For more information, call 717-749-6000 or 1-800-392-6173 or visit www.ma.psu.edu.
Within driving distance:
Kaplan College of Hagerstown: Offering a variety of programs, including legal, medical, business and computer technology degrees and certificates. For more information, call 301-739-2670 or visit the Web site, http://hagerstown.kaplancollege.com/
Hagerstown Community College: A two-year college, HCC provides instruction in liberal arts, science and technology, continuing education, developmental education and special certificate programs. For more information, call 301-790-2800 or 1-866-422-2468 or visit the Web site www.hcc.cc.md.us/
Mount Saint Mary's College: Located in Emmitsburg, Mount St. Mary's is America's oldest independent Catholic college. It provides 40 majors, minors, concentrations and special programs and awards bachelor's and master's degrees. For more information, call 301-447-5214 or (800)448-4347 or visit the Web site www.msmary.edu.
Wilson College: The Chambersburg college offers a residential program for women and associates and bachelor's degree programs for both men and women, Pennsylvania teaching certification and pre-professional programs. For more information, call 717-264-4141 or visit the Web site www.wilson.edu.