Head of School Welcome

Welcome to Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Mr. & Dr. Easler at his installation as Head of School in August 2014..

Your arrival is no coincidence. You are here either because you already know us well or because you are curious to know more about what sets us apart, what makes us special, and why people believe themselves fortunate to be called a Titan. Curiosity is a good start.

For 20 years my wife and I have made WMA our home and our family, not because of what we do for our students or how we do it, as innovative, distinctive, engaging, and successful as that is. We beam with pride about those aspects of the program, but we have chosen to be at WMA all these years because of who the Academy is: the culture and personality of this remarkable school.

At WMA, we believe in hard work. Our challenging program and rigorous expectations demand concerted effort from all members of our community. We understand that hard work is the key to harnessing life’s opportunities, and that, through practice, we can learn the habit of hard work not only to achieve our goals, but for its own value. Every day, students and teachers at WMA bask in the glow of hard work rewarded and time well spent. Second only to curiosity, this habit of effort is critical to developing as a lifelong learner.

We match our challenging environment with a nurturing support system, and for us that starts with our students. Students at Wilbraham & Monson Academy care for one another and respect one another for the flavor that their differences bring to our campus. They, in turn, are surrounded by a concerned and caring network of faculty and staff, who dedicate their lives to inspiring those around them to realize new limits and supporting them when they need it.

This is why, if you visited our beautiful campus on any given day, you would be struck by the genuine happiness of the people you meet. Our readiness for challenge and appreciation for hard work, within an environment of mutual respect and support, results in a community of learners who are engaged, happy, and curious. It is, after all, very difficult to be curious and unhappy at the same time.


Whether you are an old friend or new, we look forward to seeing you on campus soon, where you will undoubtedly find us…hard working and happy.


Brian Easler standing in front of group of students

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‘The WMA community has what it takes . . .  to persevere despite what lies ahead’


There is only one thing I know for certain about this school year — that it will continue to challenge the WMA community, all of us, in ways we have never been challenged. I am also confident, although we are still learning more every day, that we have done everything in our power, literally, to prepare the Academy for this year. This preparation, regardless of how extensive, will inevitably be insufficient to totally shield WMA from some impact from the global pandemic. There are hard days ahead, but we remain ready.

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