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2023 Niche Best Schools rankings 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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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

You are ready to take on the world. We can't wait to see what's next for all of you.

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Wayland Made

Our campaign to help build the future of Wayland Academy

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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 167 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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new media studies program

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