Wayland is an independent, coed college preparatory school for boarding and day students, founded in 1855. The school’s rich, rigorous academic program features exceptionally small classes, capstone projects at every grade, an active STEAM program, and an array of AP offerings. The diverse and welcoming school community brings together students from across the United States and more than 20 other countries in an intimate learning environment, with a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. Wayland’s historic campus is located in the town of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin—40 miles from Madison and 60 miles from Milwaukee.
With a diverse student body, the educational experience and community at Wayland is the perfect learning environment for the 21st century. The wide-ranging electives, STEAM offerings, and capstone projects provide students with the opportunity to explore areas of individual interest and to personalize their experience. Our school motto, “Knowledge and Character,” guides us in preparing our students for successful futures.