We set the bar high.
Strength-based learning: This is our academic cornerstone. Wolcott’s dynamic and rigorous college-prep curriculum resonates with students who learn differently, transforming them into students who learn confidently.

Wolcott fills a unique place in Chicago’s educational landscape as an exemplary college-prep high school for bright students with learning differences. Our expert faculty teach to the strengths of each student, introducing the balance needed to thrive academically. The result is an academically committed and socially connected student body. That’s why Wolcott graduates are sought after by top colleges and receive unprecedented merit scholarships for a school of our size. 

Defining our Differences

No tutors needed
Academic coaches for everyone
Intentionally diverse community
Expert faculty—Average class size 10
Time for friends, sports, arts—and sleep
Award-winning campus design
Technology that complements learning
College counseling starts in 9th grade

Students From 65 Chicago Zip Codes

METRA Commuter Suburban Trains
CTA Trains
CTA Buses
Wolcott Shuttle

Wolcott students come from a wide and diverse array of neighborhoods and suburbs—and they appreciate how broad their world has become. Private shuttle buses run morning and late afternoon between the school, downtown, and Metra stops. CTA blue-line trains, Damen and Grand Street buses are an easy walk.  Learn More

"Essentially Wolcott taught me how to learn."

"My son is truly excited to go to school every day."

"I have the best job in the world."

Dr. Miriam Pike, Head of School

Notably Wolcott

Student Presenters

A Winning Attitude

Alumni Going Places

Robotics Club



WCIU Feature

Student-led Clubs