Wolcott School

Tel: (312)610-4900
  • Wolcott School is an exemplary college preparatory high school for students with learning differences, tailored to the strengths and aspirations of each student.
  • Employing best practices, our expert faculty is committed to helping each student achieve academically, communicate effectively, and grow socially as well as develop the self-awareness, confidence and resilience to thrive in college and beyond. As valued members of our intentionally diverse and close-knit community, Wolcott students cultivate their interests and talents and develop a sense of purpose and responsibility to themselves and others.
  • Wolcott School serves high school students of superior to average cognative abilities with learning differences who can contribute and flourish in our strength-based, collaborative community.
  • Our students often have a specific learning disability or an executive functioning challenge and have yet to reach their potential in traditional educational programs.
  • Our program is not designed to meet the needs of students with primary emotional or behavioral challenges.

School Overview

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 121 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Wolcott School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $43,680
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
50%
Admissions Director Rachel Spiro

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Paddle Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Paddle TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime, Art Shows, Astronomy Club, Basketball, Bilingual Learning Buddies, Career and Community Leaders, Computer Programming, Dance Club, Dirty Worms Environmental Club, Drama, FCCLA: Family, 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, FCCLA: Family, Improv, Media Club, Robotics, Running Club, Studio Art, Theater Arts, Vocal Music, Vocal Music, Volleyball, Bilingual Learning Buddies,
Career and Community Leaders,
Computer Programming,
Dirty Worms Environmental Club,
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, Foreign Language, Math, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Wellness, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and 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 Project.  In 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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