The Hamilton School at Wheeler is a unique place, a "school-within-a-school" contained within The Wheeler School in Providence, RI., serving children from Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts communities. Founded in 1988 to serve bright elementary-grade children with language-based learning differences, the school celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018. Many Hamilton students have been diagnosed with dyslexia (reading disorder), attention-deficit disorder (ADHD), executive function deficits, and/or specific language impairments.
Hamilton has a lower division for students in grades 1-5 and a middle school division for students in grades 6-8. Class size ranges from 5-11 students, depending on grade level. Our total enrollment is approximately 75-80 students. Hamilton is overseen by a program director, an administrative assistant, and has 13 full time faculty members. The program also shares faculty members with other Wheeler divisions in art, music, library, and physical education. Preparing children for mainstream educational settings after they leave Hamilton is a primary goal of the program.