Wye River Upper School

Wye River Upper School is an independent middle and high school for high for 8th through 12th grade students with learning differences, as well as those on the spectrum, 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, and the right level of challenge to prepare them for college and life after high school.
Our students come from eight Maryland counties, including Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester and Wicomico, as well as the state of Delaware.
We offer a daily bus transportation between our campus and various counties in Maryland.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, dyslexia, ASD
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Wye River Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
At Wye River Upper School, our goal is to promote an inclusive environment for all community members. We encourage our students to dress in attire appropriate for their workday.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
WRUS offers financial aid with flexible payment options to qualified applicants.
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katie Lillard

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Music Program, Performing Arts- Music and Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Competitive Sports

School Notes

  • Wye River Upper School is an independent high school for 9th through 12th grade students with learning differences located in Centreville, MD.We serve bright students with ADHD, dyslexia and other unique learning style, as well as those on the spectrum. Our supportive and inclusive environment has helped students to suceed and grow in confidence. We offer: low student/teacher ratios, targeted academic support, morning fitness 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 has a rolling admissions program and applications are accepted year-round.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wye River Upper School cost?
Wye River Upper School's tuition is approximately $33,000 for private students.
What schools are Wye River Upper School often compared to?
Wye River Upper Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Gunston School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Wye River Upper School?
The acceptance rate of Wye River Upper School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 82%.
What sports does Wye River Upper School offer?
Wye River Upper School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Wye River Upper School?
The application deadline for Wye River Upper School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  4.83 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Our son is neurodiverse and struggled with the first private school option we tried. We transferred him to Wye this January. A colleague referred us and we were initially quite skeptical and unwilling to commit to a 40-mile one-way commute to the nearest school bus stop. A visit to the school and a conversation with the principal and her team softened our skepticism and we agreed to have him spend a day in school to see if he would like it. The rest is history. It`s almost a year now and we are all in and appreciative of the excellent and inclusive learning environment the school is providing. Our son is happy and is thriving, thanks to the staff of Wye River Upper School.
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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 (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $13,613 for elementary schools and $17,888 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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