Fast Facts

  • We are accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS).

  • Our curriculum leads to a high school diploma approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

  • We have a 4:1 student to teacher ratio.

  • Our average class size is 6-8 students.

  • We were founded in 2002.

  • Students and alum have come from 12 counties across the region.

  • Approximately half our students come from the Eastern Shore and half come from west of the Bay.

  • The School established its roots on the Chesapeake College Campus, leasing classroom and athletic space until 2014.

  • We maintain a strong relationship with Chesapeake College, and in the area of environmental studies have expanded into a relationship with Washington College in Chestertown.

  • In August 2014, Wye River moved to its newly renovated home - the former Maryland National Guard Armory in Centreville, Maryland.

  • 50% of our faculty and staff hold graduate degrees.

  • 100% of our faculty and staff are committed to the School mission and participate each year in relevant and timely professional development trainings focused on our mission.

  • Wye River is a non-profit-organization with 501(c)(3) status.

  • Applications are accepted year-round; tuition is prorated based on student start date.

  • Wye River promotes dual enrollment for eligible juniors and seniors, enabling them to start earning college credits while still in high school.

  • College and postsecondary advising is offered throughout a student’s four years.

  • The majority of Wye River graduates attend 2 year and 4 year colleges. Our students have also found success in Gap Year Programs, Vocational Schools, the Military, the Coast Guard and Americorp.