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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 767 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Wheeler School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-Based Learning Differences
Year Founded
1889

Student Body

Total Students
767 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Wheeler School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Anna Curtis
Admissions Associate
Meg Kiley

School Notes

  • 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.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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!
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 767 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Providence, RI is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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