Why Board at WMA?

For every child, the possibilities are endless ...

We believe that - as a coeducational, college preparatory school that offers boarding to students in Grades 8-12 and postgraduate - these opportunities blossom in the boarding school environment.

The Association of Boarding Schools promotes the following as major attractions to this experience:

Students sitting on a hammock

More adventure - At boarding school there are so many cool, unique activities, you’ll have the chance to try something different all the time. From arts to athletics to off-campus explorations, it’s easy to pursue your interests and discover new ones.

Boarding students talking on a couch

More friends - Living on campus, there’s always someone to hang out with, help with homework or watch a movie with. Toss a Frisbee or discuss your favorite book. Plus, you get to meet people from all over the world, and before you know it, they become like your second family. It can feel like home.

More challenge - The academic expectations at boarding school are high, no doubt. But with small classes, individual attention from teachers and a community of support, you’ll learn and grow in ways you never imagined.

Teacher helping students in classroom

More experiences - At boarding school, everything is on one campus, so you can make the very most of your time. From classes and meals, to social events, after-school and evening activities, every opportunity is conveniently right here for you.

Why Board at WMA? Boarding school gives you the chance to try new things, build amazing friendships, challenge yourself, gain independence and discover all that you can achieve when given the opportunity.



'Here's what's great about boarding life'

My husband and I are grateful that our son has the opportunity to attend WMA. Our son, John, is emerging into a confident and well-versed independent learner. And he is forming lifelong friendships, as well.
We couldn't be any prouder.

- WMA parents Kate and Dean Packard

WMA by the Numbers

  • 50% of our students board
  • 32 Countries represented by students
  • 50% of faculty live on campus
  • 12-15 Average class size
  • 6:1 Student-teacher ratio

Weekends are fun!

Weekends and social life are engaging and fun.

"I love it here"