The College-Prep High School Built Around Students' strengths



WELCOME! We are delighted that you are considering Wolcott.Browsing our website is a great way to start learning about the Wolcott Way. As director of our admissions team, I am here to assist you throughout the entire process. We invite you to explore our site and find out what makes Wolcott truly unique. However, the best way to experience Wolcott is to visit our campus and meet our remarkable community in person. We hope to hear from you soon!

Transfer students applications are welcome.



Imani | Graduate

Surrounded by a warm and welcoming community and expert, collaborative, and supportive teachers, Wolcott students discover their strengths and build confidence for today and tomorrow. “Wolcott taught me how to always be confident about who I am and never be afraid to express myself.”

Hear Imani share her reflections about how Wolcott shaped her.


Welcome from Dr. Miriam Pike, Head of School 

We hear it all the time — Wolcott transforms lives. We hear it from parents and guardians, students and siblings, grandparents and professionals. It is my pleasure to welcome you to Wolcott School. By learning more about us, you will begin to understand what makes our school transformative…

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The Wolcott Way

An approach to high school that recognizes the importance of creating a balance for our students. It’s the combination of our exemplary college-prep curriculum, our attention to strategic teaching and learning, the extraordinary experiences we offer, and our warm and welcoming community that create this balance and promote our students’ success in high school, college, and beyond.


Learning Outside the classroom

Located close to the hub of Chicago’s business and culture, our students take advantage of the city’s rich diversity. Robust experiential learning – museums, theaters, businesses, service learning, and internships –
complement classroom learning.

Hear Carly talk about mentoring kindergartners at a nearby school.



We offer a rigorous, college-prep curriculum enriched by faculty committed to matching their teaching approach to varied learning styles. Advanced honors courses offered in Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and World Language. All students participate in Learning Strategies and Leadership Team and a broad selection of Arts and Innovation and STEAM electives. Opportunities available to earn college credit through dual enrollment, prepare for advanced placement exams, and experience internships in fields of interest.

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Spotlight | The AAC

Features of our amazing new facility:
Regulation-sized basketball court with seating for 150 fans
Performance stage with seating for 350 spectators
Studio space for fine arts, instrumental music, robotics, and sports conditioning
Faculty and guest parking



From basketball to volleyball, robotics to poetry, dance to astronomy, our students pursue their passions. Whether it be through competitive sports, clubs, community service, Wolf media, performances, and more, the experiences are extraordinary.

Hear Angel talk about his love for Basketball at Wolcott.


Ravi Shah | Wolcott Faculty

Wolcott faculty are experts in teaching and learning. With over 90% holding Masters Degrees and 20% holding Doctorates, our nationally recognized faculty is guided by instinct, research, and science in doing what they love best — connecting with students and sharing their love of learning.

Hear Mr. Shah describe the Wolcott Way in action.


100% College Acceptance 

Over $2.5 Million in merit scholarships!

Our College Counseling curriculum starts in 9th grade and extends beyond graduation. Mindful of finding the best fit, our renowned College Counseling team gives individual attention to each student. Our students seek schools across the country, from small liberal arts colleges to large universities. Students have been accepted into over 108 colleges and the list continues to grow.

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Tyree Institute

The Tyree Institute provides programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences.

We offer programs in the areas of parent workshops, professional development, and student seminars.

Through our outreach efforts, we share research and best practices developed by Wolcott faculty.


Wolcott School is an exemplary college preparatory high school for students with learning differences, tailored to the strengths and aspirations of each student. Employing best practices, our expert faculty is committed to helping each student achieve academically, communicate effectively, and grow socially as well as develop the self-awareness, confidence, and resilience to thrive in college and beyond. As valued members of our intentionally diverse and close-knit community, Wolcott students cultivate their interests and talents and develop a sense of purpose and responsibility to themselves and others.

Wolcott is conveniently located in West Town and accessible to students from across Chicagoland.