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Admissions

WELCOME! We are delighted that you are considering Wolcott. Browse our website to start learning about the Wolcott Way. The best way to understand how Wolcott changes lives is to tour the school and meet our students and faculty. Please email or call to discuss whether Wolcott is the right fit for you. As you navigate options in this critical search, we look forward to getting to know you and your family. Transfer students applications are welcome.

LEARN ABOUT UPCOMING ADMISSIONS EVENTS HERE

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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.

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Welcome

As founding Head of School, I am always amazed at Wolcott’s transformative impact. Our talented students are actively engaged in learning and pursuing their interests outside of academics. Our expert faculty is passionate about teaching to students’ strengths. Our close-knit and diverse community is engaged throughout Chicagoland.

I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the Wolcott Way.

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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.

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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.

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Academics

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

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ExtraCurriculars

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.

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Amy Hicks | Wolcott Faculty

Wolcott faculty are experts in teaching and learning. Our biology teachers are accomplished field scientists. English teachers are writers and researchers. With over 90% holding Masters Degrees and 20% holding Doctorates, our nationally recognized faculty is guided by instinct and science in doing what they love best — connecting with students and sharing their love of learning.

Hear Mrs. Hicks describe the Wolcott Way in action.

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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.

Hear the Class of 2017 share their reflections.

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Tyree Institute

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

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

Our educational services include psychoeducational evaluations, college counseling, and other courses.

Wolcott School: The College-Prep High School Built Around Students’ strengths

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.