2017 Most Diverse Private High Schools in MassachusettsAbout this List

Explore the most diverse private high schools in your area based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Ranking based on ethnic and gender diversity statistics and student and parent reviews of ethnic, economic, and cultural diversity. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

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  1. Wilbraham & Monson Academy

    • Private School
    • Wilbraham, MA
    • 6-12
    • 46
    10 Most Diverse Private High Schools in Massachusetts

    Niche User: After attending Wilbraham and Monson Academy for four years, I can confidently say that the Academy not only served me as an excellent school, but as a second home. Set in the picturesque Wilbraham, Massachusetts, the Academy offers sixth grade to post graduate for both domestic and international students. After stepping on campus, one can instantly understand why WMA is coined "The Global School" by the evident friendships between students of all nationalities and backgrounds, the opportunity for international travel, as well as the abundance of globally-focused courses, particularly in the CEGS (Center for Entrepreneurial and Global Studies) department. It was at the Academy that I fostered an interest in international business and finance through several compelling entrepreneurial electives in the school's Shenkman Trading Center. Being a college preparatory school in nature, WMA does a sufficient job in assisting students with the overwhelming college process through yearly seminars and individual counseling. During my time at the academy I was able to play varsity field hockey, winter and spring track, as well as try tennis and basketball. Additionally, I was able to join extracurricular activities such as Model United Nations and WMAction (the school's daily community service program). I also was able to travel with the Academy to Haiti my sophomore year, on to serve the community, which truly was a trip of a lifetime. Academically, WMA gave me the opportunity to challenge myself across all disciplines. The small class sizes (a roughly 6:1 student to faculty ratio) allow for group discussions, which proved to be a more effective teaching style rather than strictly lecturing. With about 20 Advanced Placement courses, I was able to effectively learn difficult material and receive college credit, thanks to the dedicated and intelligent faculty, who were available for office hours every day of the week. Overall, Wilbraham and Monson Academy prepared me for my top
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    • A
      Overall Niche Grade
    • A-
    • 430 Students
    • 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  2. The Woodward School

    • Private School
    • Quincy, MA
    • 6-12
    • 32
    22 Most Diverse Private High Schools in Massachusetts

    Niche User: It's a very unique place due to its small size. I loved many aspects of it--I was very close with most of my teachers and I received extra tutoring easily whenever I needed it. The faculty is extremely supportive and attentive to each student's growth. The academics are wonderful, especially the classics program. The course selection was somewhat limited, but classes were often created for students' specific interests. Independent study courses are available for advanced students who are interested in pursuing studies that are not otherwise offered, but it depends on the availability and willingness of faculty. The humanities are definitely the strongest area...the school could definitely improve its STEM offerings to include more computer/tech-oriented classes and a more rigorous mathematics curriculum, but I believe it is working towards this goal. The visual arts department is strong and continues to improve, but could benefit from more collaboration with the computer department to modernize the course offerings. The theatre department is wonderful as well! Sports suffer from a lack of on campus facilities but still thrive. The community is very tight knit, but at times can feel a bit too small and socially limiting. I had great friendships with many of my classmates, but I found it was important to maintain friendships outside of the school as well. The absence of a brother school is definitely a downfall, but it is certainly not a defining factor! The administration is extremely supportive and is always working to improve student life through clubs, all school meetings, field trips, and other events. Overall, my Woodward experience was very positive and truly shaped my identity as a confident young woman. It is not the right fit for everyone, but academically motivated students who actively seek to involve themselves in the community will thrive in Woodward's nurturing environment.
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    • B
      Overall Niche Grade
    • B+
    • 116 Students
    • 6:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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