Access and Affordability

Your investment in a Wheeler education for your family is among the most important decisions you will make.

The Wheeler Tuition Assistance Program

The Wheeler School makes tuition assistance considerations on the basis of financial assessments conducted by School and Student Services (SSS). Families confidentially submit documentation to SSS, and Wheeler’s Tuition Assistance Committee carefully reviews the organization’s recommendation before considering a Tuition Assistance package.

Your investment in a Wheeler education for your family is among the most important decisions you will make. We recognize the thought and time you devote to choosing the best education available, and through the enrollment process, it is our aim to build a school environment that is both accessible and affordable for everyone.

Our philosophy of access and affordability

As a welcoming, inclusive community, Wheeler embraces and celebrates the commonalities and differences of our school and the wider world. We believe that a meaningful, purposeful life includes learning from all people — all genders, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. We know that the best standards of education — and our own school values — find that children build higher levels of empathy and achievement in a diverse environment.

Financial aid is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade based on need. To support families in making this investment, Wheeler’s Board of Trustees allocates a percentage of each year’s annual operating budget to providing tuition assistance. In addition, a legacy of alumni, parent and grandparent donors also make student tuition assistance a priority in their endowment and annual giving to the School, helping to ensure that children from all walks of life learn together. More than $4 million dollars of tuition assistance is awarded to 200+ students each year.

Returning families receiving aid can reasonably expect financial assistance each year assuming their financial profile remains the same. Applications for financial support must be completed by new and returning families every year by December 31 for the following school year. Late applications will be considered if there are remaining funds available. Awards are released only once all student accounts are current and in good standing with the business office.

Contact us for more information

We also invite you to speak with Meghan Kiley, our Associate Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, to ask for any additional information or more detailed questions.

Download our complete list of tuition and fees for the 2022-23 School Year.

The Wheeler School 2022-23 School Year Fees

Kindergarten-2nd Grade ($250 Activity Fee)

  • $39,515 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $37,015

3rd-5th Grade ($250 Activity Fee)

  • $40,630 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $38,130

6th-12th Grade ($450 Activity Fee)

  • $41,830

The Hamilton School at Wheeler 21-22 School Year Fees

1st-5th Grade ($250 Activity Fee)

  • $56,685 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $54,185

6th-8th Grade ($450 Activity Fee)

  • $54,185

Hamilton/Upper School Polaris Program for Gr. 9-12

  • $49,990 ($450 Activity Fee)

Begin the financial aid process

Visit the SSS website to begin the financial aid process by completing the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) for the 2022-23 school year (Applications accepted between September 1st and December 31st). After completing the PFS you’ll need to upload your 2020 taxes and your 2021 W-2 forms to complete the application process.

Complete this online form to start the financial aid application process. **The SSS code number for The Wheeler School is 8170, entered into item Part B, “Student Applicant Information.”

Need help completing these forms?  Visit this page for more information.

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