Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Founded in 1804, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, The Global School®, is dedicated to preparing students for successful competitive college admission and the challenges associated with global citizenship and leadership.

Our academic program aims to creates 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 19 Advanced Placement courses and various honors tracks. Our Global Liberal Arts approach provides students the opportunity to work closely with caring faculty and staff to acquire 21st century skills. 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, tai chi, dance and theatre.

Our 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.

423 Main Street, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA 01095
413-596-6811

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Director of Admission: Christopher Sparks
Admissions Phone:413-596-9107Toll-Free Admissions:800-616-3659Fax:413-599-1749
Email: admission@WMA.us Website: www.wma.us


  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $75
  • International Application Fee: $150
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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WMA Alum Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Posted on November 25, 2013
WMA alum, Sophomore Maodo Lo, was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday after helping Columbia post a 2-1 record at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Portland last week.
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Wilbraham & Monson Academy boys soccer team made big strides in 2013

Posted on November 21, 2013
The Titans completed the regular season at 11-4-2, good enough to receive the seventh seed in the NEPSAC Tournament against second-seeded River School, the defending league champs.
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  • Founded: 1804
  • Campus Size: 300 acres
  • Grades Offered: 6th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 8th-post-grad
Day
Grades 6th-12th
Total
Girls     71 97 168
Boys     130 134 264
Total     201 231 432

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $50,985
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $34,600
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 37.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
 
 

Department Director: Erik Kindblom

Average Class Size: 15

Full Time Teachers: 74

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 65.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7/1

Number of AP Courses Offered: 18

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Writing Center
English:
  • Honors
  • Literature
History:
  • European History
  • United States History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Sociology
Sciences:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
Computer Studies:
  • Multimedia
  • Web Design
Music:
  • Choral Music
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Songwriting
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Ceramics
  • Directing
  • Drawing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
Special Programs:
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rifle Team
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies



AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
 
 

Department Director: Tiffany Norman

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 3

Average Students Per Dorm: 30

No. of Girls Dorms: 2

No. of Boys Dorms: 1

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Facilities

  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor pool

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Science Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Arts Department Director: Paul Bloomfield

Athletics Department Director: Donald Nicholson

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Jazz Band
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle Team
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

Department Director: John Boozang

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Princeton University 2 graduates
Amherst College 1 graduates
Harvard University 1 graduates
University of Notre Dame 2 graduates
Johns Hopkins University 1 graduates
Brown University 2 graduates
Connecticut College 5 graduates
Brandeis College 3 graduates
New York University 1 graduates
Boston College 4 graduates
Smith College 3 graduates
Boston University 5 graduates
College of the Holy Cross 2 graduates
Duke University 1 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 450 580
Mathematics 520 680
Writing 460 620



Notable Alumni

Mark Shenkman (Class of ) Director of Shenkman Capitol Management

Nitya Pibulsonggram (Class of ) Thai Foreign Minister, Former Thai Ambassador to the United Nations

Bill James (Class of ) Rockport Capitol Partners

Bill Guerin (Class of ) NHL Hockey Player

Bob Lappin (Class of ) Conductor, Palm Beach Orchestra

Galway Kinnel (Class of ) Author/Poet




Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Summary: Enjoy summer learning at Wilbraham & Monson Academy (WMA) with experienced faculty and join students from around the world to make new friends. WMA is an independent coeducational college preparatory school founded in 1804.The beautiful New England style 300-acre campus is located in Wilbraham, Mass., a short drive from Boston, Mass. , New York City and Providence, R.I. WMA prepares students for successful competitive college admission and to become global citizens and leaders. Strongly committed to the educational value inherent in a residential community, WMA has carefully designed its programs to address the social and academic needs of students. For more information please visit our website: www.wma.us/summer

Department Director: Jim Irzyk