5.00 (2 reviews)
Tel: (401) 421-8100
Founded in 1889, The Wheeler School is an independent day school for girls and boys from Nursery through Grade Twelve.
Although preparation for college is a primary goal of the Upper School, our program in all divisions is intended to be both academically rigorous and developmentally appropriate.
Our goal is to build relationships based on appreciation and trust.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Language-Based Learning Differences|
|Total Students||740 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||84 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Anna Curtis|
- Founded in 1889, The Wheeler School is an independent day school for girls and boys from Nursery through Grade Twelve. Although preparation for college is a primary goal of the Upper School, our program in all divisions is intended to be both academically rigorous and developmentally appropriate. Our goal is to build relationships based on appreciation and trust.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Providence Grades: NS-12 | 753 students
250 Lloyd Ave
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 831-7350 0.2 NS-12
- Providence Grades: NS-12 | 386 students
301 Butler Ave
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 331-9696 0.8 NS-12
- North Providence Grades: PK-8 | 145 students
15 Edendale Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
(401) 351-0403 3.6 PK-8
- Providence Grades: 5-8 | 64 students
525 Branch Ave
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 467-9777 2 5-8
My daughter's experience at The Wheeler School was exceptional. She has been able to build her academic skills, collaborate with peers on innovative projects in STEM, learn a passion for ceramics and contribute to a championship athletic program. Yes, the courses are challenging, but she's thriving with great teachers supporting her educational journey. We are very happy to have her benefit in so many ways!
- Posted by Parent - Happy Parent!
Our daughter has been a student at Wheeler for four years. She absolutely loves Wheeler and its many creative and caring teachers. The school has proven to be welcoming, innovative in its instruction and outlook and geared towards individualized instruction. The small class sizes allow for teachers to really get to know their students. An added and unique benefit is the Aerie Program through which students can explore or take deep-dives into whatever subject-matter they're interested in. I've never seen a program like this. The school literally finds teachers for whatever subject your child wants to study... whether it's for just one student or several. We wholeheartedly recommend this school!
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