Wilbraham & Monson Academy

423 Main Street,
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: 413-596-9107
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 455 students
Founded in 1804, Wilbraham & Monson Academy is a day and boarding school of 431 students in grades 6-postgraduate.
The Academy is dedicated to preparing students for successful competitive college admission and facing the challenge of global citizenship and leadership through the study of economics, entrepreneurship, and global studies.

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2014 School Data
Wilbraham & Monson Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12, PG 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1804 1908
Campus Size 300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 455 students 300 students
% Students of Color 15% 18%
% International Students 33% 20%
% Students Boarding 60% 67%
Average SAT Score 1770 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 69% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $10 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,985
(Fees are not included.)
$47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,600
(Fees are not included.)
$26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 50% 58%
Director of Admissions Kate Gaw  
Associate Director of Admissions Carlee D'Amato  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
Advance Placement Language & Composition Advanced Placement Biology
Advanced Placement Calculus AB & BC Advanced Placement Chemistry
Advanced Placement Environmental Science Advanced Placement French
Advanced Placement Human Geography Advanced Placement Latin
Advanced Placement Literature & Composition Advanced Placement Macroeconomics
Advanced Placement Microeconomics Advanced Placement Music Theory
Advanced Placement Physics C Advanced Placement Spanish
Advanced Placement Statistics Advanced Placement Studio Art
Advanced Placement United States History Advanced Placement World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 21 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 18 24
ExtracurricularsAs Schools Match Wits, Community Service, Dance, Dorm Prefects, Fitness, Gold Key (student admission ambassadors), Green Crew, Outdoor Adventure, Peer Counselors, Peer Tutoring, R.I.S.E. (Reach out In Support of Ethnicity), Student Activity Board, Student Senate, The Atlas (school newspaper), The Rubicon (Literary Magazine), Weight Training, Writing Center, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2012-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College 7
Babson College 5
Clark University 5
Emory College 5
New York University 5
Northeastern University 5
Syracuse University 5
University of California San Diego 5
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5
University of Rochester 4
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mark Shenkman - Director of Shenkman Capital Management
    • Nitya Pibulsonggram - Thai Foreign Minister, Former Thai Ambassador to the United Nations
    • Bill James - Rockport Capital Partners
    • Bill Guerin - NHL hockey player
    • Bob Lappin - Conductor, Palm Beach Orchestra
    • Olaf Halvorrsen - Received Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
    • Galway Kinnel - Author/Poet
    • Hyun Kim - Former Ambassador to the UN and Chief Legal Counsel for Samsung
    • Joey Santiago - Lead guitarist for the Pixies

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The MacDuffie School (10.2 miles away)
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  • SuffieldSuffield Academy
     
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    SuffieldCT06078
    860-386-4440
    14.9 mi | 415 students | Gr. 9-12
  • EasthamptonThe Williston Northampton School
     
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA01027
    (413) 529-3241
    15.7 mi | 460 students | Gr. 7-12
  • HardwickEagle Hill School
     
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    HardwickMA01037
    413-477-6000
    20.5 mi | 210 students | Gr. 8-12
  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
     
    Office of Admission
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    860-687-6400
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