Wolcott School

524 N. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (312)610-4900
Grades: 9-12 | 108 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. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language-based, ADHD, Exec. Functioning
Year Founded 2012

Student Body

Total Students 108 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Wolcott School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 2 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,205
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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rachel Spiro
Admissions Associate Nancy Seiler


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Paddle Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DancePaddle Tennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime, Art Shows, Astronomy Club, Basketball, Bilingual Learning Buddies, Computer Programming, Dance Club, Dirty Worms Environmental Club, Drama, FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders, FEA - Future Educators Association, Improv, Media Club, Robotics, Running Club, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Studio Art, Theater Arts, Vocal Music, Vocal Music, Volleyball Anime, Art Shows, Astronomy Club, Basketball, Dance Club, Drama, Improv, Media Club, Robotics, Running Club, Studio Art, Theater Arts, Vocal Music, Vocal Music, Volleyball, Bilingual Learning Buddies,
Computer Programming,
Dirty Worms Environmental Club,
FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders,
FEA - Future Educators Association,
Spoken Word Poetry Club,

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.
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