Wye River Upper School

Tel: (410)758-2922
Grades: 9 - 12 | 47 students
Wye River Upper School is a non-profit, college preparatory, independent high school for grades 9-12 located on the campus of Chesapeake College in scenic Wye Mills, Maryland, just 15 minutes from the Bay Bridge.
Our Philosophy is shaped by our guiding belief in the power of each students' unique talents, skills, interests and goals.
We serve bright students,bound for college and post secondary education, with ADHD, dyslexia and other unique learning styles and students who may benefit from structure, creative teaching strategies and low student/teacher ratios.
Our students are from nine Maryland counties, including Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Kent, Queen Anne's,Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester.
We offer a daily shuttle bus service between our campus and various stops in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
"Wye River has made all the difference in his life.
He is now feeling good about himself and is planning on going to college.
I am more impressed by your teachers every time I see them, they are inventive, creative and full of energy! Their love of learning is infectious." WRUS Parent

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported dyslexia, aspergers, language processing deficits, medically managed mood disorders
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 47 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Wye River Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants, collared shirt of any color, belt, polishable shoes, gender neutral)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,900
Tuition Notes WRUS offers financial aid to qualified applicants and flexible payment options.
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Katie Theeke


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, TennisBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. College Advisory Program, Leo Club Service Organization, Performing Arts- Music and Drama College Advisory Program,
Leo Club Service Organization,
Performing Arts- Music and Drama,

School Notes:

Wye River Upper School is a non-profit, college preparatory, independent high school for grades 9-12 located on the campus of Chesapeake College in scenic Wye Mills, Maryland, just 15 minutes from the Bay Bridge. We support students with learning differences, including ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, dyslexia and language processing challenges. We offer: small class size structured day required morning athletics to support student physical fitness and focus location on college campus enrollment in college coursework extracurricular sports and performing arts highly trained faculty daily transportation from the Anne Arundel County region available

Profile last updated: 09/30/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Gunston School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chesapeake Christian School (10.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chesapeake Christian School (10.2 miles away)
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    716 Goldsborough Street
    Easton, MD 21601
  • Easton
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    11.7 miles
    900 High St
    Easton, MD 21601

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