Wayland Academy

101 N University Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Initially called Wayland University, this school was named in honor of Dr. Francis Wayland, an educational reformer and onetime president of Brown University. The academy is the oldest continuously coeducational secondary boarding school in the country. The curriculum offers college preparatory, honors and Advanced Placement levels of course work, with requirements in English, the fine arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies and history, in addition to compulsory academic electives, health education and athletics. An educational support program provides instruction in reading and study skills, as well as a coordinated tutorial program that enrolls a limited number of students in grades 9-11 who have identified special learning needs. Students compete in a wide range of interscholastics and, as an alternative to organized athletics, sophomores, juniors and seniors may choose to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities through the Alternate Activities Program. AAP combines nonathletic and creative pursuits, such as yearbook, art, community service and photography, with lifetime sports, including cycling, aerobics and weight training. All students take part in an annual service day, and boys and girls are encouraged to perform additional community service; Wayland recognizes those who donate noteworthy hours of service. The school schedules weekly chapel services, and at least four weekends are set aside each school year for trips that feature enrichment activities throughout the Midwest.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address101 N University Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Toll-Free Telephone800-860-7725
Year Established1855
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorJoseph A. Lennertz
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment179
Boarding Students125
Day Students54
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