Wilbraham & Monson Academy

5.00 5 1 (11 reviews)
Tel: 413-596-9107
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
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  • 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, and global studies.

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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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • Boston College
    One of the most important things to recognize about Wilbraham & Monson Academy is that it prepares all students with a truly global education. With progressive curriculums, teachers and facilities, WMA has provided me with. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Wilbraham & MonsonBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18041910
Campus Size300 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment425 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
33%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
66%
Average SAT Score1770* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2216
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$10 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,200
(Fees are not included.)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,300
(Fees are not included.)
$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
40%
57%
Director of AdmissionsKate Gaw
Associate Director of Admissions Carlee D'Amato

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2216
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 Offered2214
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1223
ExtracurricularsCommunity Service Club, Dorm Prefects, Finance Club, Gold Key Club, Model Congress, Model UN, Outdoor Adventure, Riflery, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Theater, Yearbook

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, The Global School, 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 Entrepreneurial and Global Studies with a strong college preparatory program, which includes 22 Advanced Placement courses and various honors tracks. Our CEGS 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 over 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
  • School 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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