Academics at Wheeler

Curiosity and choice drive academic excellence through our student-centered approach

At Wheeler, we believe learning that endures requires meaningful work, critical thinking, and productive struggle. We aim to balance support with challenge—and collaboration with independence.

Our educators are experts in their subject areas and deeply committed to their students’ development. They discover and nurture each child’s interests, while building a firm foundation in the humanities, STEM, and the arts.

Your child’s intellectual, social, and emotional growth is at the heart of all we do, and together with you, we give each student the tools and encouragement they need to become their best self.

Lower School: Early Childhood

Nursery, Pre-K & Kindergarten

Our youngest students enjoy immersive, hands-on learning experiences at our urban campus and on The Farm. Play is at the center of each day, as we focus on discovery, cooperation—and learning to love learning.  Ages 2.9 – 5 years may register for The Nest Preschool.

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Lower School: Elementary

1 – 5th Grade

The older members of the Lower School dive into age-appropriate exploration of our core academic disciplines, alongside the fun and energy of physical education and the performing and visual arts.

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Middle School

6 – 8th Grade

Our Middle Schoolers learn through experimentation and collaboration, melding disciplines and exploring new ideas and cultures. The goal? To become engaged, informed student-citizens.

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Upper School

9 – 12th Grade

Our Upper School students embrace challenges, take risks, and work hard—and every step of the way, we support them in pursuing what they want to learn, and who they want to become.

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Hamilton School

Grades 1-8

Our school-within-a-school provides bright students who learn differently due to dyslexia or other learning differences with the individualized attention, tools, and freedom they need to realize their goals in a supportive environment.

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The Aerie Approach

Aerie is Wheeler’s unique way of giving students the opportunity to pursue what inspires them, piques their curiosity, and drives their love of learning. The sky is truly the limit!

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Prescott Library

The mission of the Prescott Library is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty, and staff, to take leadership in the academic program, and to ensure that students develop the essential skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving information landscape of the 21st century.

Learn more about the Prescott Library

Academic Leadership