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 23 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 brand new 4,800-square-foot state-of-the-art STEM Lab, new $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.

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  • Bentley University
    WMA, more than any other prep school that I have visited, is a community. Everyone knows one another. With over fifty percent of all faculty and staff living on campus, the students really get to. . .
  • 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. . .
  • Franklin & Marshall College
    Firstly, and most noticeably unique, is the diversity at WMA. There are over 30 different countries represented, and this played a major role in my learning experience. With so many different cultures present in the. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Wilbraham & MonsonBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-12, PG5-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PGPre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18041907
Campus Size300 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment425 students306 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
33%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Score1270* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Blazers on Thursdays and formal days. All other days business casual. )
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2218
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$10 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,800
(Fees are not included.)
$59,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,000
(Fees are not included.)
$33,082
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
40%
57%
Director of AdmissionsKate Gaw
Associate Director of Admissions Elyse Dunbar

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2218
CoursesAdvance 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

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2516
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riflery, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3523
ExtracurricularsClub 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, Technical Theatre, Theater, Titan Jazz Ensemble

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

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College13
Worcester Polytechnic Institute10
Babson College7
Emory College7
Northeastern University7
NYU7
Connecticut College6
American University5
UCLA5
University of Rochester5
Link to Matriculation Data

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.
  • 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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