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Academic Support

Learning Center

The WMA Learning Center department has been in existence for close to 30 years. The Learning Center faculty members are well-trained, experienced, learning specialists with lengthy tenure at WMA who know the needs of their students and the needs of the school well. Each is a highly committed and motivated professional, determined to help students maximize their academic strengths. An integral part of that mission is instilling a sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy, as well as self-advocacy skills in each student as they adjust to the demands of a competitive independent school and prepare them for the challenges of college.

Department members have collaborated with thousands of students, customizing each program for each student’s needs. Graduates of our program are equipped to communicate with adults, advocate for themselves, and foster critical life skills, which ensure academic and social success. With a dedicated staff of two full-time academic services teachers, working closely with each student in a private setting, WMA’s program offers students and families a collaborative approach to learning.

Through consistent feedback and communication, and a supportive and warm environment, the mission of the program is to not only assist students with their learning needs but to empower them to adopt the mindset of the confident learner.

Meet our Staff

Melissa Wenz

Director of Learning Center

Tanya Presz

Learning Center, Assistant Coach Girls' Varsity Volleyball

How can your student benefit?

Families who are interested in our Learning Support program should submit their child’s complete neuropsychological and/or psychoeducational testing and evaluation performed within the last three years.

Testing is reviewed by our Director of Learning Support to ensure the Academy can meet the needs of the child.

For further information, contact Director of Learning Support Melissa Wenz at 413.596.9179.

Note: There is an additional tuition charge for the Learning Support program.

Available Academic Support