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1889 as The Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island
Learn more about Wheeler's history here!


Total enrollment 2018-19: 795
Upper School: 372
Middle School: 171
Lower School: 183
Hamilton: 69


# of full/part time Faculty/Staff: 223
% of faculty of color: 18%
Student:Faculty Ratio school wide: 6:1


# of towns we draw from: 70
% of Providence residents: 39%
% Greater Providence residents: 43%
% of students of color: 32%

Tuition Info

2018-19 Tuition Levels
Nursery and Pre-K: $17,055 (half day to noon)
Nursery and Pre-K: $20,805 (full day to 3 pm)
Grades Kindergarten to 2: $32,090
Grades 3 to 5: $33,055
Grades 6 to 12: $36,270
Hamilton Grades 1 to 8: $50,545

Need-based Financial Aid Budget $3,940,028
Percent of students receiving Need-based Aid 25.6%  
Average Need-based Award $19,126   

AP Exams

Number of AP Exams Taken: 
150 students sat for 321 AP exams in 2018
Number of tests with scores of 4 or better:


Volumes in Library 25,583 books including an extensive audio and video collection for use in library or lending to students:
2389 MS/US Library circulations SY2017-18 to date
5359 LS Library circulation SY2017-18 to date
59 electronic database and ebook subscriptions including Britannica School, WorldBook Online and JStor;
980 e-books on Overdrive
26 magazines through digital service Flipster
19 ipads
835 titles on our 33 Kindles
7 Kindle Fires
50 Chromebooks
Learn more at the Prescott Library website.

Athletics Quick Facts

List of 4 items.

  • Athletic League Participation

    Wheeler is a member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League which the school entered for ALL its teams in SY 2016-17.
  • Upper School Teams

    Boys: 12 Interscholastic Team Sports
    Girls: 11 Interscholastic Team Sports
    Co-ed: 1 Interscholastic Team Sport
    Co-op: 2 Interscholastic Team Sports

    Wheeler teams have captured 29 major championships in the last 5 years. To see a current list of all championships visit our CHAMPIONS page.

  • Upper School Physical Education Offerings (activities will vary by semester)

    Rock Climbing, Yoga, Weight Training, Strength and Conditioning, Rowing, Dance
  • Middle School Teams

    Boys: 4 Interscholastic Team Sports
    Girls: 5 Interscholastic Team Sports
    Co-ed: 2 Interscholastic Team Sports

Fun Facts

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

216 Hope Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02906-2246
Phone: (401) 421-8100
FAX: (401) 751-7674

Founded 1889

The Wheeler School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for Nursery, Pre-K, K-Grade 12 serving Providence, RI, Greater Providence and Greater Boston. The Hamilton School welcomes Grades 1-8 with language-based learning differences.