Wye River Upper School

Wye River Upper School is an independent high school for high for 9th through 12th grade students with learning differences located in Centreville, MD. We serve bright students with ADHD, dyslexia and other unique learning styles.
Our Philosophy is shaped by our guiding belief in the power of each students' unique talents, skills, interests and goals.
Our students benefit from structure, low student/teacher ratios, an inclusive social environment, targeted academic support, the right level of challenge to prepare them for college and life after high school.
Our students are from nine Maryland counties, including Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Howard, Baltimore, Kent, Queen Anne's,Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester.
We offer a daily shuttle bus service between our campus and various counties in Maryland.
"Wye River has made all the difference in his life. He is now feeling good about himself and is planning on going to college. I am more impressed by your teachers every time I see them. They are inventive, creative and full of energy! Their love of learning is infectious." WRUS Parent.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 52 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
52 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Wye River Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(khaki pants, collared shirt of any color, belt, polishable shoes, gender neutral)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
WRUS offers financial aid to qualified applicants and flexible payment options.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tracie Spence
Admissions Associate
Zara Cowan

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Martial Arts

Club or Organization:
College Advisory Program, Drama Program

Arts and Music Programs:
ceramics, Chorus, Dance Classes, Music Program, Painting, Performing Arts- Music and Drama, Sculpture

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running

School Notes

  • Wye River Upper School is an independent high school for high for 9th through 12th grade students with learning differences located in Centreville, MD. We serve bright students with ADHD, dyslexia and other unique learning styles. Our supportive and inclusive environment has helped students to suceed and grow in confidence especially those struggling with anxiety. We offer: low student/teacher ratios, targeted academic support, morning exercise for all students, interscholastic sports, music and fine arts and guidance for college and career planning. Transportation is provided to a variety of stops in several Maryland counties. Wye River is a rolling admissions program and applications are accepted year-round.
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School Reviews

  4.80 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
WRUS has been a wonderful match for our daughter. The large, public school she started at for high school was failing her. The teachers couldn't give her the attention she needed, and when she started falling behind the administration was not helpful. We found WRUS and have been very happy. The staff and faculty are very caring and communicate with us. The small setting and teacher:student ratio means she doesn't fall behind. It's a supportive environment.
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5  
This is an amazing school! The professors teach to the individual talent of each student. The environment is truly stunning and very secure. Our daughter is thriving in large part to the Wye River Upper School. I recommend you visit this incredible school!
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5  
WRUS has made a huge impact on my son's education. Before he began WRUS in 9th grade, his entire school career was very difficult. He felt like he was "stupid" because he didn't learn the same way that the rest of the students in his classes did and always seemed to be behind. Now, he is challenged, encouraged and feels confident in his abilities as a person and student.
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5  
Great learning environment with individualized attention. Each of the teachers knows our son - his strengths and his challenges - and have found ways to keep him engaged, learning and growing as a person.
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4  
Wonderful school with focused individualized instruction tailored to the learner's strengths. My daughter has developed amazing writing skills that will serve her well in college. This school definitely provides opportunities for experiential learning as well as traditional classroom instruction.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 52 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $12,451 for elementary schools and $16,491 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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