Wecome to Wye River
2022 marks an unprecedented time for Wye River Upper School (WRUS); it is our 20th Anniversary! As we reflect on our past triumphs and look ahead toward a bright future, we look forward to strengthening our friendships and widening our reach to support even more students and families.
At WRUS, we provide a safe and nurturing learning environment filled with opportunities for young adults. Our staff is especially adept at creating educational experiences that support each learner's emotional and social growth. We've become wiser, more empathetic, and more profound thinkers through our intensive professional development program and our devotion to remaining up to speed on all research regarding the education of students with ADHD, dyslexia, and high functioning autism.
Here at Wye River, our staff is especially adept at creating educational experiences that support each learner's emotional and social growth. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and nurturing learning environment filled with opportunities for young adults.
Our students begin each school day with a rigorous physical workout in locations throughout Centreville. We offer our students a solid academic program and an opportunity to showcase their talents in various activities, including theater, fine arts, music, and various sports. We work to ensure that our classes remain small, so each student has an opportunity to develop strong relationships with their teachers. We intentionally provide structure and accountability while helping our students balance freedom and responsibility.
We are continually focused on providing an appropriate education for our scholars, understanding that half of them will seek a two or four-year degree upon graduation. The other 50% will join the armed forces or a technical field requiring certification. Our academic program caters to our college-prep population AND students ready to step into the world of work immediately after high school. We’ve purposefully maintained a low student-teacher ratio to offer the individualized support our unique students need. Our dual-enrollment program with neighboring colleges, our MakerSpace building, and our volunteer/internship/apprenticeship program allow students to explore the world beyond the classroom because we believe in experiential learning. In the last 20 years, our program offerings have grown to include Chesapeake Bay Studies, Physics, and Honors Humanities courses. We know we are doing something right because WRUS alumni have become leaders in their workplaces and communities. Although we are a young school, we have already distinguished ourselves as a place where seeds of dreams blossom.
Whether you are a prospective family looking for application and enrollment information or an educator exploring career opportunities, we hope you find this website helpful in answering your questions. However, no matter how creative and innovative, a website cannot provide the rich experience a visit to our beautiful campus can bring. We invite you to see our school, experience the warmth of our community, and observe first-hand the dynamic and stimulating educational experience offered here each day. Please review our website and email Katie Lillard, Director of Admissions, (443) 262-8267, to schedule a visit or learn more.
Stephanie Borges Folarin
Head of School