Applying to Wheeler

Thank you for your interest in The Wheeler School! The application season for the 2024-25 school year has begun, and below you will find a list of the application requirements and the final deadlines.

Applicants who complete the process by Thursday, February 1st will receive decisions for admission and, if applicable, financial aid on Friday, February 23rd.  After the deadline, we switch into a rolling admission cycle when space is available.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Enrollment Office via phone (401-421-8100) or via email ( if you have any questions!


Click the image below to create your account, register for an event or to inquire to Wheeler, Hamilton, or Polaris. Feel free to contact our Enrollment Team with your questions at any time during the process.

Sibling Early Admission Process - Explorer West Middle School

Application Checklist

Learn more about the applications process by clicking on the grades below. Then, visit the Enrollment Process page to begin.

Announcing The Nest Preschool for ages 2.9-5 years.  Visit our Nest website and reach out to Michelle Dolan for more information on this new, nature-based preschool program at The Wheeler Farm Campus.

  • Completed Online Application
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • Parent/Guardian Meeting
  • Student Assessment
  • Current Teacher Recommendation form
  • First Grade Applicants Only: Submitted Academic Transcript/School Reports

  • Completed Online Application
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • Parent/Guardian Meeting
  • 2.5 Years of academic transcripts/school reports when applicable
  • Current Teacher Recommendation
  • Submitted math assessment
  • Scheduled reading assessment

  • Completed Online Application
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • Parent/Guardian Meeting
  • Student Statement
  • 2.5 Years of academic transcripts
  • Teacher Recommendations
    + Current English Teacher
    +  Current Math Teacher
  • Scheduled Interview
  • Required Writing Sample
  • The TOEFL test is required for International applicants only.

Application Options

The Wheeler School Application (preferred)


The Standard Application Online (SAO) (6-11 grade applicants only)

*If you are completing an SAO you must also create a Ravenna account in order to receive your admission decision.  Please contact the Wheeler Enrollment Office with any questions.