Wayland Academy

Wisconsin, USA

The educational experience and community at Wayland Academy is the perfect learning environment for the twenty-first century. The wide-ranging electives, robust visual and performing arts programs, STEAM offerings, summer camp, media studies, and capstone projects provide students with the opportunity to explore areas of individual interest and to personalize their experience. The school motto, “Knowledge and Character,” guides in preparing students for successful futures. The faculty serve as both experts in their field, and in their understanding of each student. Wayland students stand out, visitors to community are struck by their authenticity, kindness, compassion, and drive. At Wayland you’ll find tradition and innovation, intellect and empathy, creativity and commitment, and you will see right away that Wayland is a small school with big opportunities and a huge heart.

Wayland Academy is ranked the best boarding school in Wisconsin, according to Niche.


Grades: 9–PG
Teacher-student ratio: 1:7
Year of foundation: 1855
Number of students: 125
Type of campus: suburban
Summer School: no
Lenght of stay: full year is preferred

About campus

Wayland Academy is located 30 minutes from Madison and 2 hours from Chicago.This location allows to bring students to the city but also have access to hiking trails and lakes for more exploration. The local community of 20,000 people offers a vibrant place for students to walk around, try local restaurants, get ice cream or even see a movie with friends.
Their facilities on campus are kept up to date with the latest technology.

Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities

New York University

Colby College

University of Connecticut

Columbia University

University of Denver