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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
101 N University Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Telephone
(920) 885-3373

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,655
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$46,599
Received Financial Aid
65%
Average Financial Aid
$25,342
From Wayland Academy

Wayland Academy is more. More opportunities to explore. More time with friends and teachers. More exciting adventures. Wayland is a place where you will be surrounded by peers who will celebrate, challenge, and support you. Wayland students find passions that they have yet to explore during their time on campus and they find joy in learning through inquiry, creative problem solving, and meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Wayland is nestled in a safe and welcoming community where you are short walks from the movie theater, restaurants, parks, and a lake. Everything is right here.

Wayland Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
41 responses
Average ACT
27
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Prom, snowball, mentor outings
    50%
  • weekend
    25%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Ski races
    13%

Boarding

Students Boarding
80%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
International Boarding Students
35%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
191
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

Wayland Academy Reviews

46 reviews
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Wayland is a great experience for all students! The student body is less than 200 students and about half of the students are international. Overall, there are students from 32 different countries, which makes this school very diverse compared to all the public schools and many other boarding schools in the nation.
The Academy becomes strict when it comes to academics; They treat the school as if it were a college. The average class size is 14 students per class. With the class size being very small, there is more 1 on 1 times with the teacher during or outside of class.
Although athletics might not be the best, it is good for students to be able to get lots of playing time on the field or court, even though they are not a star player. There are also many clubs and other activities outside of athletics.
Overall, I think Wayland is a great school and I definitely recommend it!
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Wayland Academy is a small private school in Beaver Dam southern Wisconsin. The whole faculty memebers are really good, and students are nice and friendly. You can play most of the sports here, and school is great at soccer, and decent in basketball; although they are bad in the rest of sports. If you want to work hard for your future Wayland is a place to make your path through dreams!
Excellent academics, and when we wanted something not offered, the faculty always accommodated us. While I was there, they made a US Gov and Greek class at our request. Clubs were good, well run by dedicated faculty. I enjoyed Model UN, JCL, and more. I didn't participate, but the people involved in the Thespian group and music are also outstanding.

Students were very diverse for a prep school, a good mix of int'l students, day students, boarding students; students on financial aid, well-off students; students from cities and from farms - the whole lot. Facilities are good and always improving, Wayland makes smart investments in itself.

Wayland doesn't excel in sports, but there's a plus to this. Anyone can participate and almost anyone can be good (relatively). If you're new to a sport, or not athletic, Wayland's great, because you'll get to enjoy the sport, learn, and never be cut or put down. Sports at Wayland are more like creating habits for an active lifestyle longterm.