The Wayland Difference

From the day they first set foot on campus, each Wayland student is welcomed into a community devoted to helping them academically and personally. Our curriculum boasts 16 Advanced Placement classes while our athletic and extracurricular offerings are those you might expect from a school of twice the size.

Nonetheless, the following are four traits that set Wayland Academy apart from other schools.


Wayland's comprehensive writing initiative incorporates every subject. The milestones of this program are a Capstone Project and Senior Thesis that require undergraduate-level work. Our students move on to college and the world prepared to write well, no matter what field they pursue.

College Counseling

While our college acceptance list is strong, we use the word fit to describe college selection. Wayland students in every grade work with our college counselors to prepare for the college admission process. Our students graduate to a college or university that meets their academic goals and their pursuits outside of class.


The Wayland community is socioeconomically diverse and home to 185 students of 32 different nationalities. Our graduates leave with an international perspective that helps prepare them for college and the global economy beyond.


Wayland extracurriculars, including drama, fine arts, clubs, and athletics, promote both excellence and participation. Our students have opportunities to take risks and try new activities or further hone talents in areas where they are more experienced. Most students are varied in their pursuits which leads them to confidence and a broad range of experiences when they leave us. Our community never typecasts a student as just an athlete or just a musician.