Wolcott News

Wolcott awarded and presents TEDx

Wolcott College Prep students plan, host, and present TEDx conference. Wolcott sophomore speaks about the benefit of de-stigmatizing learning differences. Conference also presents other nationally known speakers.

See the TEDx Presentation

Varsity Basketball celebrates 3-Peat 

Boys Varsity Basketball celebrates third consecutive Lakeshore Athletic Conference Championship to a packed house. Seven boys and girls basketball players compete in IHSA Three-Point Showdown.

See Photos and Read More

Exciting next steps for alumni

Wolcott Alumni are going places. We have proudly followed our students’ persistence and success in college and are eager to follow their journeys as they enter graduate school and begin their careers. Also read about a recent Wolcott graduate experience in the first 2 years of college.

Meet Three Alumni

Robotics Club nationally recognized

Designing robots that rid waterways of pollution, building live-saving ventilators from recycled parts, presenting at national conferences about the power of learning differences, Wolcott’s Bionic Wolves continue to innovate and gain national recognition and acclaim. Forbes profiled Wolcott student for his contributions.

Read Chicago Sun Times Feature
Read Forbes Feature

Engineering grant

Published by ISTEM, this article is about our NSF Grant partnership with the UIUC College of Engineering.

More About the Grant

Wolcott awarded prestigious National Science Foundation grant

Wolcott School, in partnership with the University of Chicago, received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant funding a study designed to bring diversity to the STEM fields. Wolcott’s research was used to revise AP Computer Science Principles to attract teens with learning differences.

Explore the Project

Wolcott earns Green Ribbon Award from US Department of Education

Wolcott recognized as a leader among Illinois private independent schools pursuing sustainability. Receiving a Green Ribbon Awarded for 21st Century Excellence in Sustainability, Wolcott is honored for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

View Green Ribbon Award

Wolcott Student Ambassador Interviewed by WCIU

Wolcott student appears on prime time television to discuss her campaign to de-stigmatize learning differences. WCIU the U features Wolcott student as part of programming to demonstrate how a single individual can create big change.

Watch WCIU TV Interview

Our interests and passions define us

Our student body is teaming with engineers, athletes, performers, gamers, writers, and more. Opportunities abound for students to pursue individual interests, develop leadership skills, explore the power of teamwork, and build our community. 

Learn more about our student-led clubs