What would you do if your child couldn't learn?This was the dilemma faced by The Wolf School founders when despite best efforts at an outstanding private school and significant tutorial and therapeutic interventions, their son was failing. Turning to experts in education, occupational therapy, and speech pathology, this visionary group became convinced that other children with similar learning profiles could benefit from an alternative educational setting. This founding board designed an educational model to meet the academic, social, and therapeutic needs of complex learners, and in 1999, The Wolf School opened its doors to three students in a single classroom.
Now located in its permanent home in East Providence, Wolf educates up to 50 children a year in grades K-8 from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This extraordinary growth confirmed that the school filled a previously unmet need in the educational community.