Wilbraham & Monson Academy

423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Wilbraham & Monson Academy, voted 7-time TheRepublican/MassLive Reader Raves winner for "Best Private School" in Western Massachusetts, is for students who are looking for a transformational educational community.
WMA is a global experience that features 24 Advanced Placement courses and various honors tracks and creates global thinkers by offering a curriculum that integrates the mastery of traditional core disciplines while also incorporating courses specific to our Center for Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance and our financial Trading Center.
Our 4,800-square-foot state-of-the-art iLab, $6.2 million Athenaeum Library and athletic facilities complement our 400-acre campus, allowing students to engage in more than 30 competitive, recreational or civic activities.
We aim to create future leaders, who investigate opportunities for intellectual growth, integrate by seeking intercultural connections, and innovate by practicing critical reasoning and entrepreneurial thinking.
WMA also offers college counseling as part of its program, as well as an advisor program, student promotion, many leadership and club opportunities, online courses and a unique travel program.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $41,000
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wilbraham & Monson Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 285 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1804
1906
Campus Size
400 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
400 students
319 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
33%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
68%
Average SAT Score
1207
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Blazers on Mondays and formal days. All other days business casual.
Casual
Average Class Size
15 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
23
18
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$12 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$73,000
(Fees are not included.)
$64,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,000
(Fees are not included.)
$35,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$63,000
$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
40%
60%
Director of Admissions
Kate Gaw
Associate Director of Admissions
Elyse Dunbar

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
23
18
Courses
Advance Placement Language & Composition , Advanced Placement Art: 2D Design , Advanced Placement Art: 3D Design, 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 Research (AP Capstone year 2), Advanced Placement Seminar (AP Capstone year 1), Advanced Placement Spanish, Advanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement United States History , Advanced Placement World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
50
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Architecture Club, Asian Student Alliance, Atlas Newspaper, Best Buddies, Black Student Union, Calligraphy Club, Captains Council, Chess Club, Class Council, Club Latino, Community Service Team, Dorm Prefects, Fashion Club, Finance Entrepreneurship Business Society, Food Club, French Club, Gardening Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Global Leaders, Global Scholars, Gold Key Club, Harmonia, Jewish Student Alliance, Math Team, Math Tutors, Peer Counselors, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Stone Society, Student Activities Club, Student Government, Titan Talks Podcast Club, WMA Design Fellows, Writing Tutors, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Academy Singers, Chamber Ensemble, Dance, Mosaic Harmony, Rubicon Literary Magazine, Technical Theatre, Theater, Titan Jazz Ensemble, Winter Session Music Lab

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness, Instructional Tennis, Outdoor Program, Snowboarding, Tai Chi, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2016
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College
13
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
10
Babson College
7
Emory College
7
Northeastern University
7
NYU
7
Connecticut College
6
American University
5
UCLA
5
University of Rochester
5

School Notes

  • Wilbraham & Monson Academy is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational middle and upper school for boarding and day students. Located in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, a suburban community in south-central Massachusetts, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, offers a transformational experience where students become challenge-seeking citizens and leaders of an evolving world. Our academic program aims to create global thinkers by offering a curriculum that integrates the mastery of traditional core disciplines such as English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and the Arts, while also incorporating courses specific to economics, entrepreneurship, and global studies. We also combine the innovative curriculum of our Center for Entrepreneurship, Economics and Finance with a strong college preparatory program, which includes 23 Advanced Placement courses and various honors tracks. Our CEEF program is designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to their role as global citizens and leaders in an increasingly interconnected world economy. Students are taught to think like entrepreneurs, to analyze current and historical issues and to investigate economic and social issues. Students are also able to utilize our Trading Center in an effort to understand and engage in active research and trading in order to gain an understanding of the global financial environment.
  • Outside of the classroom students have the opportunity to engage in more than 30 competitive, recreational or civic activities ranging from varsity level sports, community service, outdoor adventure, dance and theatre. Our mission and goal is to create ethical young men and women. Future leaders, who investigate opportunities for intellectual growth, integrate by seeking intercultural connections, interact with others respectfully and effectively and innovate by practicing critical reasoning and entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Wilbraham & Monson Academy accreditations: NEASC, TABS, AISNE
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wilbraham & Monson Academy cost?
Wilbraham & Monson Academy's tuition is approximately $73,000 for boarding students and $41,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Wilbraham & Monson Academy?
The acceptance rate of Wilbraham & Monson Academy is 40%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Wilbraham & Monson Academy?
Wilbraham & Monson Academy famous alumni include: Mark Shenkman, Nitya Pibulsonggram, Bill James, Bill Guerin, Bob Lappin, Olaf Halvorrsen and Galway Kinnel.
What sports does Wilbraham & Monson Academy offer?
Wilbraham & Monson Academy offers 28 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Markmanship, Mountain Biking, Riflery, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track and Wrestling. Wilbraham & Monson Academy is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
Does Wilbraham & Monson Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Wilbraham & Monson Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Wilbraham & Monson Academy's ranking?
Wilbraham & Monson Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Wilbraham & Monson Academy?
The application deadline for Wilbraham & Monson Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 1980
5.00
senior
I think WMA is extremely unique when it comes to the diversity and cultures that students are exposed to. Throughout my years at WMA I have met many students from different parts of the United. . .

Class of 2011
5.00
Hartwick College
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. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
Trinity College
One aspect that sets Wilbraham and Monson Academy a part from other similar private institutions is the CEGS Department. CEGS stands for Center for Entrepreneurial and Global Studies, and is in place of a traditional. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $41,000
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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