Wolcott School

524 N. Wolcott Ave.,
Chicago, IL, 60622
Tel: (312)610-4900
Grades: 9 - 12 | 55 students
Wolcott School offers an exemplary high school program for students with learning differences, tailored to the strengths and aspirations of each student.
Employing best practices, our expert faculty is dedicated to helping students gain self-awareness, confidence and resilience as well as the academic, social and communication skills to flourish in college and beyond.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language-based, ADHD, Exec. Functioning

Student Body

Total Students 55 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 40%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Wolcott School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,825
Tuition Notes There is significant tuition assistance available to qualified families. Families are encouraged to apply for assistance - our desire is to help you make Wolcott affordable.
% on Financial Aid 50%
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rachel Spiro
Admissions Associate Nancy Seiler

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, Paddle Tennis, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Paddle TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime, Computer Programming, Drama, Electronic Music, Photography, Poetry, STEAM, Studio Art, Vocal Music Anime, Drama, Photography, Poetry, STEAM, Studio Art, Vocal Music, Computer Programming,
Electronic Music,

School Notes:

  • Wolcott School offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum specifically designed for the success of students with learning differences. The curriculum is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards and Common Core, and meets and exceeds the requirements of the State of Illinois and traditional public schools.Graduation requirements include coursework in the following disciplines:English, Math,Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Wellness, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Consumer Education.  Students are expected to meet Wolcott standards in other areas including:Service Learning, Technology Proficiency, Cultural Proficiency, Green Living, Personal Portfolio, Senior Capstone ProjectI.  n addition, co-curricular programs are an integral component of the Wolcott education, including sports, clubs, activities, and school productions. Summer programs will be offered, including both required and elective courses.
  • Profile last updated: 07/10/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ucan Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ucan Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School (0.5 miles away)
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    (773)384-7243
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