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Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Location: Massachusetts



Picture a New England boarding school in a small suburban town with brick buildings, lots of lovely foliage, and athletic fields. Wilbraham & Monson Academy (WMA) may seem to fit this prep school stereotype, but is much more than that. What sets WMA apart from the rest is the diverse student body, bringing life to the brick buildings where students reside, eat, study, and socialize. Walk into any one of the dorms, and you will hear laughter and excited conversation. Enter an academic building and you will witness education that goes beyond lecturing and note taking. From dances and Winter Olympics to celebrations and flag football, at WMA they know how to bring life to a bunch of historic brick buildings.

The Academy has had an international student body for over 150 years. Complimenting this rich history is our Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies (CEGS) which teaches students the importance of becoming world citizens in the face of increasing globalization, mounting social inequities, and threats to environmental sustainability. To support the focus on global economic issues, WMA now offers a stock trading center, which simulates live trading of commercial instruments (such as stocks and bonds) in both domestic and international markets. The are the only high school in the United States—and perhaps the world—to have such a facility. Between CEGS, the trading center, and our rigorous academic curriculum offering 18 AP courses, WMA students learn how to apply theories to real-world experience.

Quick facts

  • Housing Options: Boarding
  • Tuition and Fees: specific tuition and cost information available from your in-country representative
  • ESL: Yes
  • Specific Application Requirements:
    • Grade levels 9-12
    • GPA of 2.5
    • SLEP score of 48
    • Skype interview required
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