Parents and guardians have been sent an email with the Back To School letter from Head of School Allison Gaines Pell. To read the letter and see the letters from all four divisions, plus bios of our new faculty and staff, visit this page.
You can learn a lot about our school at a glance; then delve more deeply into our people and programs throughout this site.
Wheeler was founded by artist, educator and social activist Mary Colman Wheeler in 1889 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Enrollment 2019-20: 788
Upper School: 364
Middle School: 181
Lower School: 176
# of full/part-time Faculty/Staff: 223
% of faculty of color: 26%
Student: Faculty Ratio school-wide: 6:1
# of faculty with advanced degrees beyond a B.A.?
# of towns where students reside: 70
% of Providence residents: 39%
% Greater Providence residents: 43%
% of students of color: 32%
Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
3rd – 5th Grade
6th – 12th Grade
The Hamilton School at Wheeler 2019-20 School Year Fees
Need-based Financial Aid Budget $3,940,028
Percent of students receiving Need-based Aid 25.6%
Average Need-based Award $19,126
Number of AP Exams Taken:
150 students sat for 321 AP exams in 2018
Number of tests with scores of 4 or better:
Wheeler is a member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League.
Boys: 12 Interscholastic Team Sports
Girls: 11 Interscholastic Team Sports
Co-ed: 1 Interscholastic Team Sport
Co-op: 2 Interscholastic Team Sports
Visit our athletics microsite to learn more about the Wheeler Warriors
The John C. Malone Foundation gave Wheeler $2Million to create an endowment for gifted students. Wheeler is one of only 36 schools in the nation — and the only one in Rhode Island — to receive this honor.
Field Day is held each May as the spirit teams of Purples and Golds battle it out for bragging rights.