Wherry Academy

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  • Wherry Academy is an independent private school for all grades. The program is traditional and college preparatory.
  • We offer honors and remedial levels in all subjects.
  • Small class size and individualized instruction make this school unique.
  • 93% of our high school graduates continue on to college.
  • Students have entered the best colleges and universities throughout the United States and the world.
  • Every effort is made to meet each individual's needs.  Call to discuss.  (650) 367-6791.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students39 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeWherry Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, Chemistry, English, Physics, U. S. History
Average SAT score900
Average ACT score22
Average Percentile SSAT80%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(code requirements)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,000
Tuition NotesWe want private school to be affordable. Scholarships available. We make every effort to work within the family's budget through scholarships, financial aide, a sliding scale and family rates.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJanet Wherry
Admissions AssociateJan Taylor

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Figure SkatingIce Hockey,
Indoor SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.music and martial arts music and martial arts,

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $15,142 for elementary schools and $29,282 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).