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2024 Niche Best Schools Ranking Badge

#1 Boarding School in Wisconsin

Wayland Academy tops the rankings again this year and earned an A+ overall.

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Wayland students on the Horicon Marsh

New Environmental Biology Program

A unique program that combines hands-on fieldwork with classroom studies. 

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Make plans to attend the Summer Experience!

Looking for a fun learning adventure in the heartland? Look no further than the Summer Experience at Wayland Academy.

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Burnham Hall Rendering

Wayland Made

Our campaign to help build Wayland Academy's future includes funding for a new dormitory already occupied by happy young women. 

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Media studies podcast workshop

Media Studies Program

Interested in producing multimedia advertising campaigns, creating your own website, or analyzing tropes in film and TV? Our Media Studies Program has it all. 

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Wayland welcomes you to the heartland.

Come discover our heartland vibes where liberal arts meets innovation.

At Wayland you have the opportunity to explore your talents (even the ones you haven't discovered yet), grow your leadership skills, and find your own way to shine—alongside other students who are rooting for your success.

An institution of excellence since 1855. Wayland Academy prepares each student for college and life beyond through a liberal arts curriculum and campus programs devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and the development of character. We've been living this mission for more than 169 years.

Head of School Jason Warnick with a large group of students outside of Discover Hall


At the heart of the Wayland experience is a rich and rigorous academic program.

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Students leave Wayland confident, compassionate, and with integrity, grounded in a community that celebrates kindness and generosity.

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Wayland is small, caring, warm, and welcoming. It's a place of close connections, where students know they belong and feel comfortable being themselves.

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Student Teacher Ratio

advanced placement

Advanced Placement (AP) classes available


countries represented within our student body

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signature programs—media studies, STEAM, environmental science


Acres of land

a campus with plenty of space to roam


different types of music lessons offered


art classes available, taught by a resident artist

Weekends at Wayland/student activities

weekends filled with activities

track & field

Big Red sports teams