Lick-Wilmerding High School

Lick-Wilmerding is a non-profit, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school.
L-W's central mission is to offer its students a distinctive and exemplary education, the key ingredients of which are: the school's "head, heart, and hands" curriculum, the inclusive nature of its community, and its commitment to society beyond the campus.
Each of these elements is grounded in the principles set forth by the school's founders - James Lick, Jellis Wilmerding, and Miranda Lux.
From the beginning, Lick-Wilmerding served young people from all segments of society, honored work with the hands as well as the head, and committed to contributing to the common good.
Lick-Wilmerding High School inspires students to become self-directed, life-long learners who contribute to our world with knowledge, skill, creativity, compassion, and can-do confidence.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 550 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,000
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 9
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lick-Wilmerding High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
550 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Lick-Wilmerding High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 9
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Flexible Tuition available.
% on Financial Aid
34%

Sports

School Notes

  • Lick-Wilmerding is a non-profit, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school. L-W's central mission is to offer its students a distinctive and exemplary education, the key ingredients of which are: the school's "head, heart, and hands" curriculum, the inclusive nature of its community, and its commitment to society beyond the campus. Each of these elements is grounded in the principles set forth by the school's founders - James Lick, Jellis Wilmerding, and Miranda Lux. From the beginning, Lick-Wilmerding served young people from all segments of society, honored work with the hands as well as the head, and committed to contributing to the common good. Lick-Wilmerding High School inspires students to become self-directed, life-long learners who contribute to our world with knowledge, skill, creativity, compassion, and can-do confidence.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lick-Wilmerding High School cost?
Lick-Wilmerding High School's tuition is approximately $57,000 for private students.
What sports does Lick-Wilmerding High School offer?
Lick-Wilmerding High School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo. Lick-Wilmerding High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Lick-Wilmerding High School's ranking?
Lick-Wilmerding High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Lick-Wilmerding High School?
The application deadline for Lick-Wilmerding High School is Jan. 9.
In what neighborhood is Lick-Wilmerding High School located?
Lick-Wilmerding High School is located in the Oceanview neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Oceanview.

School Calendar

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Date
Early Fall Break (No Classes)
October 11, 2024 (Friday)
Fall Break (No Classes, Campus Open)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Fall Break (No Classes, Campus Closed)
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 550 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,000
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 9
  • Source: Verified school update

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