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Wayland Academy

Private Boarding School – Beaver Dam , Wisconsin

Founded in 1855, Wayland Academy is a college preparatory, independent boarding and day school, with 185 students grade 9-12 from 18 countries and 10 states located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. 25% of students are international. The school, located on a 55-acre campus, houses a large field house (fits three full sized basketball courts), health center with registered nurse and training on site, academic building, science building, library, chapel and student union.

All core subjects at Wayland offer College Prep, Honors, and AP level classes providing each student with suitable and challenging curriculum. Some notable alumni include Susan Peterson, former NBC and CBS foreign correspondent and Addie Joss, Baseball Hall of Fame member.

Dormitories and Student Residences
Students reside in four residence halls (two for males, two for females) located on the 55 acre campus. About 75% of the faculty live on campus creating a safe setting with plenty of adult supervision.

The city of Beaver Dam is located one hour northeast of Madison.

Area population: 16,000
City website: City of Beaver Dam

Estimated Start Date: Mid-August
Estimated End Date: Late May

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students

191 (40% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

55 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Ancient Greek
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Acapella
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Hand bells
  • Jazz Band
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Photography
  • Stained Glass
  • Voice
  • Yearbook

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • German Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Breakfast Club
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • Forensics
  • Junior Classical League
  • Model United Nations
  • PEACE Club
  • Pep Band
  • Physics
  • Student Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Thespians

School Descripition

American University, Bard College, Baylor University, Binghamton University, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Butler University, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Colgate University, Connecticut College, Davidson College, Denison University, DePaul University, Dickinson College, Eckerd College, Emory University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Washington University, Grinnell College, Hampshire College, Hendrix College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, Lawrence University, Macalester College, Marquette University, University of Michigan, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Pepperdine University, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Reed College, Rhodes College, Rice University, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, St. Olaf College, Scripps College, Smith College

University Acceptance Rate:

SAT Breakdown:

Section Average
Verbal 551
Writing 534
Total: 1642

Famous Alumni:
• Richard Kimberly of Kimberly-Clark
• Ray Patterson - Former General Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets
• Susan Peterson - Former NBC and CBS Foreign Correspondent
• Addie Joss - Baseball Hall of Fame Member
• Tom Nissalke - Professional Basketball Coach
• John McConnell - Special Assistant and Speech Writer to the President and Vice President of the United States

Closest International and Local Airports: Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
For Details Visit Website: Wayland Academy

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