Wilbraham & Monson Academy
- Founded in 1804, Wilbraham & Monson Academy is a day and boarding school of 425 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, diplomacy and global studies.
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| 2020 School Data
|Wilbraham & Monson||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||8-12, PG||9-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||6-12, PG||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||300 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||425 students||310 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1270||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Blazers on Thursdays and formal days. All other days business casual. )
|Average Class Size||15 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:6||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||22||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$10 million||$22 million|
(Fees are not included.)
(Fees are not included.)
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Kate Gaw|
|Associate Director of Admissions|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||22||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|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||22||16|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||37||24|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
AASU (African American Student Union), Atlas Newspaper, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Class Council, Community Service Team, Fashion Club, Food Club, French Club, Gardening Club, Global Leaders, Global Scholars, Gold Key Club, Harmonia, Math Team, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Stone Society, Student Activities Club, Student Government, WMA Design Fellows, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Academy Singers, Chamber Ensemble, Dance, Mosaic Harmony, Rubicon Literary Magazine, Technical Theatre, Theater, Titan Jazz Ensemble
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness, Instructional Tennis, Life Sports, Outdoor Program, Snowboarding, Tai Chi, Yoga
|Year: 2011 - 2016||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||10|
|University of Rochester||5|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- 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.
- LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
- 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
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