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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-Based Learning Differences

Student Body

Total Students740 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Wheeler School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorAnna Curtis

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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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