The Wheeler School makes Tuition Assistance considerations on the basis of financial assessments conducted by School and Student Services (SSS), a subsidiary of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). 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 admission process, it is our aim to build a school environment that is both accessible and affordable for everyone.
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. Wheeler’s commitment to access and affordability extends through all of our academic divisions and meets your family’s educational investment with an understanding of how Wheeler can contribute depending on each family situation.
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. As a result, Wheeler commits more than $4 million dollars to tuition assistance to approximately 200 students each year.
The process for applying is below, along with a set of Frequently Asked Questions. We also invite you to speak with Jeanette Epstein
, our Admissions Director, to ask for any additional information or more detailed questions.