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Welcome! You begin your Wayland journey here, and you join 167 years of students who sat where you sat (well, except not behind a computer, but you get the idea), contemplating all the community, connection, and opportunity that awaits as a student at Wayland Academy. 

I'm excited for you. I'm excited for you to ask questions, to meet our faculty, to visit our online events, and to discover what makes Wayland a distinctive and distinctly fun choice among boarding schools.  

As you learn more about us and apply, you’ll discover a place that is brimming with opportunities and traditions: cheering on more than 13 Big Red sports teams each year, welcoming family and alumni back to campus each fall for Homecoming, and passing the baton of student leadership in the uniquely Wayland way of the centuries-old Axe Hunt. 

All of it together is a place, a community, where curiosity is cool and your fan club is a student body that spans more than 25 countries and 15 states.  

What will you bring to Wayland? Explore our pages, drop us a line, and join us for an event. We're looking forward to meeting you soon! 

Just a peek into the Wayland Experience.

2024 Niche Best Schools

Dean of Admission

Andrea Chesley

Wayland was founded
in 1855—we are
167 years old

our campus is
55 acres—with plenty
of space to roam

24 AP courses
to expand your mind

join one of our
sports teams

we are just a 
short drive from
236 non-stop
flights into Chicago
O'Hare Airport

Beaver Dam has
five pizzerias that
deliver to your dorm

signature programs
including STEAM,
 media studies, and
environmental science

14 Restaurants within walking distance to campus infographic element

walk to 14 different
restaurants—yes, they 
are within walking
distance of campus

two choirs: classical and
contemporary a capella—Unaccompanied Minors

our art classes are taught
by a resident artist

there are 25+
countries represented
in our student body

campus is
just a one-hour
drive to Milwaukee