Getting Started

Admission to The Wolf School is a thorough and multi-step process. Prior to completing an application for admissions, there is a pre-screening procedure whereby parent(s) or guardian(s) must first submit the child’s most recent evaluations (these may have been done within the past 3 years) including:

  • Neuropsychological
  • Psychoeducational
  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy

Next, the parent(s) or guardian(s) will set up a one-hour meeting with the Director of Enrollment. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and answer any questions you may have. This meeting is with parent(s)/guardian(s) only.

After this meeting and a review of evaluation materials, the Director of Enrollment will provide you with an application form if The Wolf School seems to be a good fit for your child. Parent(s)/guardian(s) must complete the application form and return it to The Wolf School with a $250 nonrefundable application fee. A school visit will be scheduled for your child once the application form and fee have been processed.

It is the policy of The Wolf School not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, employment practices, admissions, and financial aid policies in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

The School Visit

All applicants to the Wolf School first meet with the Director of Enrollment for a brief interview and tour of the school. This initial meeting orients the applicant to the classroom expectations, schedule, students, and faculty.

This meeting precedes the first full-day school visit. While most children visit for two full days, younger children may instead be scheduled for several half-day visits. These visits are arranged by the Admissions Office and are a critical part of the admissions process. Children will be assigned to a classroom that is the best social and academic fit and will be paired with a Wolf School “buddy” for the day. Visiting students should arrive by 8:00 am and are expected to participate in a full day’s activities (the school visit day ends at 3:00 pm unless otherwise arranged). Classroom teachers will also do some academic assessments with visiting students.

After these visits have been completed, a team meeting will be held with the Director of Enrollment, teachers, and speech and occupational therapists to complete the admissions process.

Please feel free to reach out to our Admissions Team with any questions:

Paula Kelly, Director of Enrollment

Mara Scoliard, Enrollment & Development Assistant

215 Ferris Avenue, East Providence, RI 02916 | 401-432-9940