Wolcott School offers a comprehensive college-prep curriculum, specifically designed for the success of students with learning differences.  Our rigorous curriculum integrates technology, service learning, and cultural proficiency throughout all content areas.  Wolcott courses are aligned with the Common Core, College Readiness, and Next Generation Science Standards, and provide students with opportunities to take college prep, honors, and advanced courses in multiple disciplines. Honors and advanced level courses are offered in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. In addition, students may enroll in approved dual enrollment courses with colleges and universities.

Graduation Requirements

Wolcott graduation requirements exceed those of most high schools.

Our students complete a minimum of 51 credits to meet graduation requirements.

One credit is earned for each semester of study.

Total Credits: 51

English    8

Mathematics   8

Science   6


Social Studies   7

World Language  4

Arts & Electives    2

P.E. & Wellness   8

Learning Strategies  8

In addition to core requirements, students have opportunities for elective courses based upon their personal goals and aspirations. These courses include Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Art, Business and Entrepreneurship, Psychology of Human Development, Internship, Media Studies, and Computer Science.

Transfer Students

Transfer grades and credit: Academic credit for high school transfer credit is awarded for comparable high school subjects from accredited institutions where credit has been earned.  Academic grades transferring into Wolcott School are listed as Pass or Fail on Wolcott School transcripts and are not included in the GPA.

Accreditation and Associations

Wolcott School belongs to the Independent School Association of Central States (ISACS) currently as a Provisional Member, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS), and is recognized in the State of Illinois.

Wolcott School was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for the project "Bringing AP Computer Science to Students with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD: The Hidden Underrepresented Group" with the University of Chicago.


Wolcott School • 524 N Wolcott Avenue | Chicago, IL  60622 • • (p) 312.610.4900 (f) 312.610.4950

Wolcott does not discriminate in educational programs, hiring, or activities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, religion, immigration status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local law.