Fast Facts About The Wheeler School

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 2022-23: 813
Upper School: 376
Middle School: 161
Lower School: 149
Hamilton: 73
The Nest: 54

# 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.?


For a contact list of current faculty and staff, parents can login to the parent portal.

# of towns where students reside: 70
% of Providence residents: 37%
% Greater Providence residents: 39%
% of students of color: 36%

% of students in the Class of 2020 who applied Early Decision and were accepted: 60

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

  • $41,715 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $39,215

3rd – 5th Grade

  • $42,900 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $40,400

6th – 12th Grade

  • $44,320

The Hamilton School at Wheeler

1st-5th Grade

  • $58,825 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $56,325

6th-8th Grade

  • $56,325

Hamilton Upper School Polaris Program for Gr. 9-12

  • $51,965

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 NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council).

# of Interscholastic Sports: 17
# of Upper School teams: 29
Most Recent Addition: sailing
Oldest Competitive Team Sports: Field Hockey and Girls Basketball (1972)

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. Last year, we enjoyed our 108th Field Day at Wheeler Farm!