1889 as The Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island Learn more about Wheeler's history here!
Total enrollment 2017-18: 809
Upper School: 366
Middle School: 184
Lower School: 188
# of full/part time Faculty/Staff: 223 % of faculty of color: 18% Student:Faculty Ratio school wide: 6:1
# of towns we draw from: 65 % of Providence residents: 39% % Greater Providence residents: 43% % of students of color: 31%
2018-19 Tuition Levels
Nursery and Pre-K: $17,055 (half day to noon)
Nursery and Pre-K: $20,805 (full day to 3 pm)
Grades Kindergarten to 2: $32,090
Grades 3 to 5: $33,055
Grades 6 to 12: $36,270
Hamilton Grades 1 to 8: $50,545
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: 156 students sat for 306 AP exams in 2017 Number of tests with scores of 4 or better: 82%
Volumes in Library 25,583 books including an extensive audio and video collection for use in library or lending to students: 2389 MS/US Library circulations SY2017-18 to date 5359 LS Library circulation SY2017-18 to date 59 electronic database and ebook subscriptions including Britannica School, WorldBook Online and JStor; 980 e-books on Overdrive 26 magazines through digital service Flipster 19 ipads 835 titles on our 33 Kindles 7 Kindle Fires 50 Chromebooks Learn more at the Prescott Library website.
Athletics Quick Facts
List of 4 items.
Athletic League Participation
Wheeler is a member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League which the school entered for ALL its teams in SY 2016-17.
Upper School Teams
Boys: 12 Interscholastic Team Sports Girls: 11 Interscholastic Team Sports Co-ed: 1 Interscholastic Team Sport Co-op: 2 Interscholastic Team Sports
Wheeler teams have captured 29 major championships in the last 5 years. To see a current list of all championships visit our CHAMPIONS page.
Upper School Physical Education Offerings (activities will vary by semester)
Rock Climbing, Yoga, Weight Training, Strength and Conditioning, Rowing, Dance
Middle School Teams
Boys: 4 Interscholastic Team Sports Girls: 5 Interscholastic Team Sports Co-ed: 2 Interscholastic Team Sports
The John C. Malone Foundation. Wheeler is one of only 36 schools in the nation — and the only one in Rhode Island — to receive this honor.
216 Hope Street Providence, Rhode Island 02906-2246 Phone: (401) 421-8100
The Wheeler School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for Nursery, Pre-K, K-Grade 12 serving Providence, RI, Greater Providence and Greater Boston. The Hamilton School welcomes Grades 1-8 with language-based learning differences.