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.

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Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

School Calendar

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Date
First Day of Fall Classes (1/2 Day, Morning)
August 18, 2022 (Thursday)
Early Fall Break (School and Offices Closed)
October 05, 2022 (Wednesday)
Early Fall Break (School and Offices Closed)
October 05, 2022 (Wednesday)
Fall Break (Student Holiday/Offices Open)
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Fall Break (School and Offices Closed)
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)

Student Body

Total Students
490 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Lick-wilmerding High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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.

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