Wilbraham & Monson Academy - Review #4

Read more details about Wilbraham & Monson Academy on their 2021-22 profile page.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2006-2011
Sports and Activities:- Girls V Basketball: 5 years, captain for 2 years. - Girls V Field Hockey, 5 years, captain for 1 year. - Student Government, VP 1 year.
College Enrolled:Hartwick College
Home Town, State: Boston, MA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I attending WMA and unlike any other private school I was able to receive a global education, create great relationships and visit places all over the world.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
- learning sports - becoming a leader - growing as a person and looking at new things
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
-Be open and understanding of new cultures and experiences.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
- the sports
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
LOVE SMITH HALL! Mr. Swanson is the best and is a great mentor.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Amazing, great teachers and availability to learn. The ratio between student and teacher is almost 4:1 and with that attention you are able to learn and create over all success. Teacher involvement.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved being an athlete at WMA. The coaches strive for success and teach you how to create goals which help for the future. I was also able to learn new activities and become a leader in all my sports. I received the highest award an athlete can receive at graduation. This I will remember for the rest of my life.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the music program. I participated in many concerts and was in the Mosaic Harmony for four years. We were able to learn new music including songs from various countries.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Always room to grow as a student and join extra activities. There is always something going on and something to be a part of.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
huge rooms, great living space, amazing dorm parents, much freedom with supervision.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
great choices, amazing food, healthy, variety, no assigned seating, diverse food

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
very small and quiet town. humble
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
very diverse. Not cliquey and for the most part everyone is friends and gets along. Very small grade classes which help everyone get to know one another.
Read more details about Wilbraham & Monson Academy on their 2021-22 profile page.

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