The Wheeler School

216 Hope Street
Providence, RI
(401) 421-8100
Accredited by NEASC
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender

The Wheeler School was founded in 1889 by Mary Colman Wheeler, an artist, educator, and activist with an innovative vision: craft an educational experience grounded in students’ curiosity and passions, combine academic pursuit with hands-on experience and live out a shared belief that together, they could make the world a better place. Miss Wheeler’s vibrant vision of what education should look and feel like remains at the core of our approach today, and is, perhaps, even more, relevant today than it was more than a century ago. We give each student the opportunity to learn by doing and collaborating, to explore new interests and grow in their passions, to build their self-awareness and confidence through leadership and service, and to develop the critical thinking and skills they need to be thoughtful, curious, and contributing citizens of the world.