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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: 26%
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: 31%

Tuition Info

2019-20 Tuition Levels
Nursery and Pre-K: $17,825 (half day to noon)
Nursery and Pre-K: $21,575 (full day to 3 pm)
Grades Kindergarten to 2: $33,535
Grades 3 to 5: $34,545
Grades 6 to 12: $37,900
Hamilton Grades 1 to 8: $51,555

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:


23,500 materials across 3 libraries including books, audio,
and video for use in library or lending to students
4,310 MS/US Library items borrowed SY2018-19
9,808 LS Library items borrowed SY2018-19
72 electronic database and ebook subscriptions including Britannica School, WorldBook Online and JStor with 4 specific to Lower School (Scholastic Go, Pebble Go, Kids’ Infobits and Trueflix)
1,615 E-books and Audiobooks available via Overdrive
33 digital magazines through Flipster including The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, and Time
101 devices for lending including Kindles and 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 33 major championships in the last 6 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.