A Tinkering Place

The Science Department has seen vast improvements in equipment and curriculum, thanks to a Science Initiative that raised more than $82,000 for science equipment for WMA classrooms.

In addition to enhancing the classroom, this equipment sparked a new idea:

A Tinkering Place is an on-campus, weekend activity created by the late Dr. Kathy Gorski, former chair of the Science Department, and her team where students can experiment with 3-D printing, engineering and robotics.

WMA is excited to include this activity on our list of offerings that extend learning beyond the classroom.

Tinkering: What's It All About?

The Science Department has seen vast improvements in equipment and curriculum, thanks to the 2014 Science Initiative that raised more than $82,000 for science equipment for WMA classrooms.

In addition to enhancing the classroom, this equipment has sparked a new idea:

A Tinkering Place is an on-campus weekend activity created by the late Dr. Kathy Gorski , former chair of the Science Department, and her team where students can experiment with 3-D printing, engineering and robotics.

WMA is excited to add this activity to our list of offerings that extend learning beyond the classroom.



Tinkering is a mindset.
WMA’s A Tinkering Place offers a playful way to approach and solve problems
through direct experience, experimentation and discovery.

A Tinkering Place

Tinkering: What's It All About?

The Science Department has seen vast improvements in equipment and curriculum, thanks to a Science Initiative that raised more than $82,000 for science equipment for WMA classrooms.

In addition to enhancing the classroom, this equipment sparked a new idea:

A Tinkering Place is an on-campus, weekend activity created by the late Dr. Kathy Gorski, former chair of the Science Department, and her team where students can experiment with 3-D printing, engineering and robotics.

WMA is excited to include this activity on our list of offerings that extend learning beyond the classroom.

Wilbraham & Monson Academy: A Distinct Educational Experience

Our Tinkering Place is one example of our hands-on approach to education. Just as the Tinkering Place supplements our Science Department, we provide unique opportunities that you won't find at other private college prep schools in Massachusetts or beyond.

Our curriculum at WMA is designed to challenge our students, spark their curiosity and mold them into critical-thinking global citizens. Although our school is indebted to the rich traditions of our past, our forward-thinking spirit prepares students for the future.

Some of the distinctive academic opportunities available at WMA include:

Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies: Serving as our Social Science and History department, CEGS allows students to gain first-hand knowledge about entrepreneurship, diplomacy, finance and trade.

Global travel: In an effort to expand learning outside the classroom, we offer global travel opportunities that elevate the students' educational experiences.

The Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center: Giving students real world, financial experience is the goal of our on-campus trading center.

Online classes: We block out time for online learning, which allows students to take greater responsibility for their educational experience. Students report to a physical classroom where a teacher oversees their progress and helps them accomplish individual learning goals.

An Enthusiastic Community of Students, Faculty and Staff

Although our curriculum is designed to challenge and mold our students, it's also intended to spark a lifelong love of learning. We believe that hard work is a value that will carry individuals toward any future goal they may have. Our faculty and staff are always available, creating a caring support system that fosters innovation and enthusiasm in the hearts of the students.

Our Variety of Programs

Students at WMA are encouraged to find opportunities outside the classroom that they're passionate about. To this end, we provide ample programs for students to explore, including:

Afternoon programs with 29 varsity sports

Dance, drama, music and other fine and performing arts

More than 30 clubs an organizations that cover a variety of interests

Leadership opportunities

Service within the community

And many more

Choose a WMA Education for Your Child

Wilbraham & Monson Academy is the perfect foundational education for both middle and upper school students. Our school has a 100 percent college matriculation rate, and during their time on campus, students participate in educational opportunities not found at other prep schools in the Massachusetts area.

Contact us today to find out what an education at WMA could mean for your child. We invite you to call our Admission Office at 413.596.9107 or attend an Open House event.