Wye River Upper School

4.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (410)758-2922
  • Wye River Upper School is a non-profit, college preparatory, independent high school for grades 9-12 located in Centreville, MD. We serve bright students, bound for college and post secondary education, 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.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD / ADHD, dyslexia, aspergers, language processing deficits, anxiety
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students52 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeWye River Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, collared shirt of any color, belt, polishable shoes, gender neutral)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,000
Tuition NotesWRUS 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 DirectorKatie Theeke

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Martial ArtsSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.ceramics, Chorus, College Advisory Program, Dance Classes, Drama Program, Martial Arts, Music Program, Painting, Performing Arts- Music and Drama, Running, Sculpture ceramics, Chorus, Dance Classes, Drama Program, Martial Arts, Music Program, Painting, Running, Sculpture, College Advisory Program,
Performing Arts- Music and Drama,

School Notes

  • Wye River Upper School is a non-profit, college preparatory, independent high school for grades 9-12 located in Centreville, MD. We support students with learning differences, including ADD / ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences. 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  10/29/2016
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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