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WMA Named Top Private School

WMA Named Top Private School

Being the best never gets old, especially when it comes to education and the well-being of students.

For the fifth year in a row, Wilbraham & Monson Academy was named the Reader Raves Top Private School in the region by MassLive.com.

“It doesn’t surprise me that we won it, because I do feel we are the best private school in the region,” Head of School Brian Easler said. “I believe that, and I think everyone at WMA knows that. It feels rewarding the community at large – the region at large – also feels we are the best private school in the Pioneer Valley. It fuels all the work we’ve all been doing in this whole community, and it provides encouragement to keep doing what we’re doing.”

MassLive.com annually holds voting for various categories, from best restaurant to best local bank. The contest typically receives more than 50,000 voters. WMA has claimed the #1 spot among private schools in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020.

While he knows parents likely had a large say in the contest, Mr. Easler is certain in order to garner enough votes to win, other WMA supporters must have taken the time to advocate for the Academy.

“It does signal our parents are very happy with what they get here at WMA,” Mr. Easler said. “But I also think it’s more than our parents voting on it. I think it’s also alumni parents, vendors who work with the school and community members who surround the school. That’s why it’s so meaningful for me because it’s the broad, regional community signal that it sends to us of the job we’re doing here and how people feel about us.”