Wayland Academy

101 N University Avenue,
Beaver Dam, WI, 53916-0539
Tel: (920)885-3373
Grades: 9 - 12 | 184 students
Wayland Academy was founded in 1855 and for 152 years has continued to fulfill its objective of educating young people.
The Academy’s programs will continue to place a strong emphasis on intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth so that its graduates will take active and fulfilling roles in society.
Wayland Academy is committed to encouraging the following core values essential for life-long learning and the development of character as reflected in our motto: “Knowledge and Character”.
Our mission is to prepare young people for a successful college experience and a rapidly changing world by opening their minds to the pursuit of knowledge and their hearts to the development of strong character.
Since its inception in 1855, Wayland Academy has been solely dedicated to the education of young people.
The curriculum of the Academy, seen in its broadest sense, encompasses time-tested activities that prepare students to be successful beyond the high school years and to lead meaningful lives.
Over time, the four Corinthian pillars of Wayland Hall have come to symbolize the basic traditions that underlie the philosophy of the Academy.
The pillars represent Scholarship, Faith, Health, and Service.
These are the components that the Academy recognizes as essential to developing well-rounded individuals.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 184 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Wayland Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mountain Top Christian Academy (11.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Katharine Drexel School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Katharine Drexel School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Beaver Dam St. Katharine Drexel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    503 S Spring Street
    Beaver Dam , WI , 53916
    (920)885-5558
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  284  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Oconomowoc St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    210 E Pleasant St
    Oconomowoc , WI , 53066
    (262)567-5001
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.6  mi  |  149  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Beaver Dam St Stephens Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    412 W Maple Ave
    Beaver Dam , WI , 53916
    (920)885-6484
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    0.8  mi  |  142  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Juneau St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    402 S Main St
    Juneau , WI , 53039
    (920)386-4644
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    7.2  mi  |  120  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Fox Lake St John''s Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    110 Edgelawn Dr
    Fox Lake , WI , 53933
    (920)928-3296
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    8.5  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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