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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students490 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Lick-wilmerding High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    4.5 miles
    2901 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 409-3739
    4.5 9-12
    280
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
    4.7 miles
    3065 Jackson St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 447-3100
    4.7 9-12
    410
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 420 students
    3.3 miles
    1563 Page St
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415) 626-2919
    3.3 9-12
    420
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 1322 students
    4.4 miles
    1055 Ellis St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    (415) 775-6626
    4.4 9-12
    1322
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 6-12 | 1485 students
    3.1 miles
    2001 37th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94116
    (415) 731-7500
    3.1 6-12
    1485

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