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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
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
ISEE, SSAT, 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, the lake and a hospital where students have the opportunity to earn shadowing hours if they choose to pursue a medical career after graduation. Everything you need 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
54 responses
Average ACT
27
42 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Prom, snowball, mentor outings
    40%
  • weekend
    30%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Ski races
    10%

    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
    184
    44%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    11%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    75%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

    Wayland Academy Reviews

    52 reviews
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    Wayland Academy truly seemed like a great place from when I visited! I got to shadow a student during a Spring Open House. The boy's dorm "Wayland Hall" was very very nice. The admissions counselors and teachers seemed very helpful and the students all had strong connections and friendships with each other. The campus itself is really nice. Safety was really great with a gated campus along with card access to dorms and students have to sign in and out of the dorms if they want to leave. I have heard of their mentor program but I can't say much about it, as I never attended.
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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!
    There are a lot of issues with Wayland, mainly the administration. The administration is very blatant about favoring certain students due to wealth or family name. My peers and I knew the students who would not get in trouble due to their family or wealth. The rules at Wayland are beyond your typical high school rules. Aside from the large number of rules, the administration would go beyond these rules due to a clause on the last page of the handbook which allows the Dead of Students to change and enforce any rule at any time. There are several teachers that were toxic to the student’s development and would have their favorites in class and it was obvious who they were. Due to the strict administration, and lack of fairness for all students, there is a lack of fear and sense of privilege among its more entitled students, and a sense of fear among its less privileged students. I am grateful for some of the teachers I met and the friends I made. However, Wayland has a long way to go.