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The Wheeler School
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  • Private
  • PROVIDENCE, RI

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,320
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid
$23,670
From The Wheeler School

The Wheeler School was founded in Providence, RI, in 1889 by Mary C. Wheeler, an artist, educator, and activist with an innovative vision: craft an educational experience grounded in students’ curiosity and passions, combine academic pursuit with hands-on experience, and live out a shared belief that they could make the world a better place. As part of its mission, Wheeler is committed to building an anti-racist education and community.

From campuses in Providence and Seekonk, we give students in grades Nursery - 12 the opportunity to learn by doing and collaborating, to explore new interests and grow in their passions, to build their self-awareness and confidence through leadership and service, and to develop the critical thinking and skills they need to be thoughtful, curious, and contributing citizens of the world. In short, we live our Mission: To learn our powers and be answerable for their use.

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The Wheeler School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
125 responses
Average ACT
32
51 responses

Enriched Learning: Neuroscience

academic spotlight

Wheeler's neuroscience electives and courses aim to educate K-12 students on the structure and function of the brain as well as the scientific process by which information about the brain is acquired. Using a number of EEG devices available for students, the program is part of our Aerie Approach — an enrichment and R&D component of the school’s curriculum.

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
  • Holiday festival
    23%
  • Field Day
    17%
  • Farm Program
    15%
  • September Fest
    11%
  • Unity and Diversity Day
    9%
  • Winter Ball
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
807
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$20,500
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2 years 9 months
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 29 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 29 responses
Poll
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 29 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 15 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade D+
Median Household Income
$100,735
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,921
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$868,298
National
$281,900

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