Admission Office has new home
Through the generosity of Mark Shenkman '61, Wilbraham & Monson Academy owns the property at 451 Main Street and will use the historic residence as the new Admission House.
“Mark Shenkman, alumnus of the Monson Class of 1961 and a major educational philanthropist, has made it possible for the Academy to have a dedicated space for the admission department,” said WMA Head of School Rodney LaBrecque. “Mark purchased the house and earmarked it for this use because he felt that the high quality of this perfectly restored New England gothic residence would match the quality of care and personal attention that applicants receive when visiting the Academy.”
The 1800s home includes seven offices, a large reception area for families interested in touring the campus, an inviting porch and parking for 12 vehicles. The WMA Admission staff for the Upper and Middle School works in the building, as well as the Director of Financial Aid.
“Our entire staff is thrilled to have such a welcoming place for families to begin the process of learning what WMA has to offer,” said Chris Sparks '95, Director of Admission.