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Why WMA?

Wilbraham & Monson Academy offers an unparalleled private school experience. Home to one of the most inclusive educational experiences of any private school in the Massachusetts area, WMA prides itself on its curriculum just as much as on its students. Our students don't just get an education — they transform into challenge-seeking, critical-thinking, globally contributing citizens.

AP Capstone

Chosen by the College Board, WMA offers the elite, two-year AP program.

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Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance

Courses provide opportunity to apply foundation concepts to explore and learn real-world critical thinking skills. 

 

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Class in trading center

iLab

Our new 5,000-square-foot innovation and fabrication space makes possibilities endless.

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Male student working in STEM Lab

Rugby

Passionate for rugby or willing to try? We offer boys and girls programs for second largest team sport in the world.

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Trading Center

State-of-the-art facility that gives students the opportunity to engage in global financial markets.

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Traveling Titans

Faculty-led trips to the likes of the Amazon, Cambodia, Ecuador, Japan, India, Peru, South Africa ...

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Other Distinctive Opportunities

Grade 7 & 8 Boarding

This unique option extends the global mission of the Academy – to develop global citizens and leaders – into our experience and curriculum.

Online Courses

From a physical classroom, WMA extends its academic reach by offering multiple, online AP-level courses.

Student Promotions

Unique to WMA is our full-time staff positions of Director of Student Promotion and College Athletic Recruitment Liaison to the Athletic Department.

Academic Leaders

Global Scholars and Global Leaders programs offer extracurricular intellectual enrichment and cumulative tests of leadership skills.

Community Service

Students who participate in the Community Service afternoon program will gain skills in public, media and community relations, event planning and global economics, all while helping others in need.

Fashion Program

These Fashion courses offer students the chance to experience facets of the global fashion industry by offering the opportunity to enroll in specially designed coursework.

Why WMA? Insights Into Our Preeminent Prep School in Massachusetts

Wilbraham & Monson Academy offers an unparalleled private school experience. Home to one of the most inclusive educational experiences of any private school in the Massachusetts area, WMA prides itself on its curriculum just as much as on its students. Our students don't just get an education — they transform into challenge-seeking, critical-thinking, globally contributing citizens.

Here are a few reasons that WMA is considered to be among the most innovative, inclusive and outstanding college prep schools in MA.

We Cultivate Global Leaders

The era of globalization is upon us. As advances in transportation, communication and technology continue to speed up, the way people, government and companies interact on the world stage is changing. That's why our Center for Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance (CEEF) prepares students to successfully enter an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

CEEF is a major component of WMA’s on-campus global classroom. Through offering courses in entrepreneurship, finance, diplomacy and trade, WMA ensures our students develop their competitive edge by the time they graduate.

Our Students Learn Through Real-World Application

WMA's Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center encourages students to engage in exploratory research and hands-on trading experiences. Through real-world immersion in the global financial environment, students form a holistic understanding of the world they will soon enter.

This private-school perk is WMA's way of creating opportunities for students to discover first-hand how their individual actions, global decisions and international organizations interact on a global scale. When students learn through real-world application, it empowers them to take ownership of their potential to bring about change.

We Offer a Hybrid Experience

To instill independence and accountability, we include a block of online learning for students taking an online class. During this time, students report to a physical classroom, where a teacher helps them stay focused and accomplish their learning goals. Our prep school's approach guides students in taking greater responsibility for their own educational experience. It's all part of our mission to sculpt engaged, curious, lifelong learners.

Home to the One and Only Tinkering Place

WMA is the only private college prep school in Massachusetts with a Tinkering Place on campus. This new 5,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art iLab space is dedicated solely to helping students uncover their passions. It's an educational playground for our curious and motivated students. Here, they can playfully solve problems through experimentation, exploration and purposeful questioning.

Our Students Travel the Globe

Every year, WMA provides unique opportunities for students to travel around both the country and the world to elevate their studies. Through educational globe-trotting, students explore the global relationships of people and economies in the globalized world. Travel is a big part of our global school that provides yet another opportunity to experience people, culture and challenges across the globe.

 

The No. 1 element that makes WMA distinct is our students. They come from 32 nations and 12 states. Whether you're looking for a private school in the Massachusetts area or elsewhere, you'll find that WMA is ready to help grow students' minds. To give your child the gift of attending a premier college prep opportunity, contact us today!