Wilbraham & Monson Academy

423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095-0109
     Tel: (413)596-6811
        
   
Grades: 6 - 12 | 425 students
Founded in 1804, Wilbraham & Monson Academy is a day and boarding school of 455 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1804

Student Body

Total Students 425 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Wilbraham & Monson Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 69%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Human Geography, AP Language & Composition, AP Latin, AP Literature & Composition, AP Macroeconomics: The Global Economy, AP Microeconomics: The Market Economy, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History, 
Average SAT score 1770
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $54,500
Tuition Notes Tuition includes academic instruction, room and board.
% on Financial Aid 34%
Average Financial Aid Grant $23,000
Acceptance Rate 50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kate Gaw
Admissions Associate Carlee D'Amato

Sports

Total Sports Offered 22 sports
Sports Alpine 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, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
RifleryRugby,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes:

  • In 2002, WMA established the Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies (CEGS) and the Bicentennial Scholars/Global Scholars Program.
  • The CEGS program, the first of its kind at the secondary school level, introduces students to the world of international business through hands-on experience and exposure. Students do not just read about leaders in financial world, they meet them face-to-face. They do not just study economic theories; they see them in action and learn how they fit in political and social spheres. The CEGS curriculum offers a series of courses in economics, entrepreneurship, and global markets.
  • The CEGS program extends beyond the classroom and academic year with students traveling overseas for a comprehensive overview of international business and finance.
  • Classes at Wilbraham & Monson are small and interactive with a student/teacher ratio of 6:1. Our faculty members wear many hats and aspire to know students on many different levels. Students may have the same person as a teacher, dorm parent, coach, and advisor. Our faculty members are not only teachers, they are friends and mentors. Our faculty play an integral role in helping students reach their potential inside and outside the classroom

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mill Pond School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Kids Place Inc (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Kids Place Inc (0.1 miles away)
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  • Wilbraham
    The Kids Place Inc
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    Po Box 606
    WilbrahamMA 01095
    (413)733-9547
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    0.1 mi | Gr. NS-K | 13 students                      
  • Springfield
    Acres Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    850 Parker Street
    SpringfieldMA 01129
    (413)783-6614
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    3.3 mi | Gr. PK-K | 26 students                      
  • Ludlow
    217 Hubbard St
    LudlowMA 01056
    (413)583-8550
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.4 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 269 students                      
  • Springfield
    Mill Pond School
    Special Education School
    91 Old Acre Rd
    SpringfieldMA 01129
    (413)783-0567
    Special Education School
    3.4 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 17 students                      
  • Springfield
    1524 Parker Street
    SpringfieldMA 01129
    (413)782-3108
    Montessori School
    3.6 mi | Gr. NS-6 | 94 students                      

School Reviews

3 weeks ago
After attending Wilbraham and Monson Academy for four years, I can confidently say that the Academy not only served me as an excellent school, but as a second home. Set in the picturesque Wilbraham, Massachusetts, the Academy offers sixth grade to post graduate for both domestic and international students. After stepping on campus, one can instantly understand why WMA is coined "The Global School" by the evident friendships between students of all nationalities and backgrounds, the opportunity for international travel, as well as the abundance of globally-focused courses, particularly in the CEGS (Center for Entrepreneurial and Global Studies) department. It was at the Academy that I fostered an interest in international business and finance through several compelling entrepreneurial electives in the school's Shenkman Trading Center. Being a college preparatory school in nature, WMA does a sufficient job in assisting students with the overwhelming college process through yearly seminars and individual counseling. During my time at the academy I was able to play varsity field hockey, winter and spring track, as well as try tennis and basketball. Additionally, I was able to join extracurricular activities such as Model United Nations and WMAction (the school's daily community service program). I also was able to travel with the Academy to Haiti my sophomore year, on to serve the community, which truly was a trip of a lifetime. Academically, WMA gave me the opportunity to challenge myself across all disciplines. The small class sizes (a roughly 6:1 student to faculty ratio) allow for group discussions, which proved to be a more effective teaching style rather than strictly lecturing. With about 20 Advanced Placement courses, I was able to effectively learn difficult material and receive college credit, thanks to the dedicated and intelligent faculty, who were available for office hours every day of the week. Overall, Wilbraham and Monson Academy prepared me for my top choice school, Trinity College, where I will be matriculating in the Fall, as well as provided me with friendships and connections that will last a life time.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
12 months ago
WMA is an inclusive and positive environment where students are surrounded by supportive staff members and peers. There are endless opportunities for students to get involved, which enrich the relationships built during their time there. To this day, the WMA family I created for myself is still a very big part of my life. I am extremely grateful for the 2 years I had there and all the community provided for me.
- Posted by Student/Alumni

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