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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Wheeler announced to the community its Responsible Reopening Plan for School Year 2020-21. With three scenarios for learning: in-person, hybrid and virtual and two campuses to de-densify the school community, Wheeler was prepared to welcome its students for its 132nd school year. As of January 11, Wheeler is offering regular on-campus rapid BinaxNOW testing to its employees and students. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  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
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,415
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
25%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
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
No data available  
Average SAT
1340
111 responses
Average ACT
31
54 responses

Math Matters: Impressive Numbers add up at Wheeler

Among the leading academic programs at Wheeler, mathematics aims to give students the tools and problem-solving skills to face the challenges of a variety of problems and to work individually and collectively in finding solutions. These skills are needed now more than ever. Recently, Wheeler students ranked #1 in Rhode Island in Middle & Upper School competitions by the National Math League.

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
  • Holiday festival
    22%
  • Field Day
    20%
  • Farm Program
    13%
  • September Fest
    13%
  • Unity and Diversity Day
    8%
  • Winter Ball
    6%
  • Aerie events in the Lower School
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
765
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$17,500
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
3
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
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 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  
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 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
$70,994
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,409
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$624,022
National
$217,500

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