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
Hamilton: 71


Number of full & part time Faculty & Staff: 223
Student:Faculty Ratio school wide: 6:1


# of towns we draw from: 65
% of Providence residents: 39%
% of students of color: 29%

Tuition Info

2017-18 Tuition by Division
Gr. 6-12: $35,215
Kindergarten-Gr. 5: $32,090
Nursery & Pre-K: $17,055 (half-day)
Hamilton: $49,075

Need-based Financial Aid Budget $3,847,248
Percent of students receiving Need-based Aid (2014) 25.2%
Average Need-based Award $18,539

AP Exams

Number of AP Exams Taken: 
154 students sat for 316 AP exams in 2016
Number of tests with scores of 4 or better:


Volumes in Library 25,607 books including an extensive audio and video collection for use in library or lending to students:
59 electronic database and ebook subscriptions including Britannica School, WorldBook Online and JStor;
681 e-books on Overdrive
23 magazines through digital service Flipster
17 ipads
39 Kindles
5 Kindle Fires
50 Chromebooks

Athletics Quick Facts

List of 3 items.

  • Upper School Teams

    Boys: 12 Interscholastic Team Sports
    Girls: 11 Interscholastic Team Sports
    Co-ed: 1 Interscholastic Team Sport
    Co-op (w/PCD): 3 Interscholastic Team Sports

    Wheeler teams have captured EIGHTEEN major championships since 2006, including: Boys Basketball (SENEISAA), Boys Soccer (SENEISAA), Girls Soccer (SENEISAA), Field Hockey (RIIL Division II), Girls Lacrosse (SENEISAA), Boys Lacrosse (RIIL D-II), Baseball (SENESIAA), Girls Cross Country (SENEISAA), and Golf (SENEISAA).

  • 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

Fun Facts

List of 12 frequently asked questions.