Wildwood School K-12

Wildwood School is a K-12, co-educational, independent college preparatory day school located in West Los Angeles providing an education based on progressive principles.
It serves a diverse student body and seeks to develop students who are critical thinkers, skillful collaborators, and compassionate leaders who are empowered to make a difference in their world.
The elementary campus (grades K-5) is located at 12201 Washington Pl., LA, 90066.
The elementary phone number is 310-397-3134. The middle and upper school campus (grades 6-12) is located at 11811 Olympic Blvd., LA, 90064. The phone number is 310-478-7189.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 732 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 29 / Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wildwood School K-12 ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1971
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
732 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Wildwood School K-12 Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
103 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Algebra, Algebra, Algebra II, American Studies, Biology, British Literature, Calculus-based Physics, Chemistry, Contemporary World Literature, Environmental Science, Geometry, Human Rights, Modern U.S. History, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish (4-years available with Honors available in all), Statistics, Western Civilization
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Oct. 29 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
$24,025 for K-5; $29,975 for grades 6-12
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Chantelle Pierre
Admissions Associate
Jo Chapman

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Choir, Climbing, Cycling, Film, Human, International, Knitting, Math, NewsMagazine, Peer, Photography, SAGA, School, Sci-Fi, Student, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Elementary program:
  • Our elementary classes offer a balanced program that meets individual and group learning needs.
  • Field trips and service learning are woven into the core curriculum.
  • We offer a daily After Care program and After School Enrichment classes.
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade are combined in multi-age classes that Wildwood calls "Pods."
  • Grades 2 through 5 are not multi-aged.
  • League sports begin in 5th grade.
  • Middle school program:
  • Wildwood School's middle school program advances students' academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Small class sizes create a comfortable, safe space where students can explore their own identities and try out ideas.
  • Teachers and staff serve as role models, and advisors provide a critical link between school and home.
  • A program of core academics is enhanced with an emphasis on the development of organizational and study skills to prepare students for upper school grades.
  • In middle and upper school, Wildwood Wolves compete in CIF league athletics, fielding several sports teams each season.
  • Upper school program:
  • Honors classes are available in 17 subjects.
  • Juniors and seniors can take yearlong electives.
  • Juniors and seniors participate in a robust 2-year internship program.
  • The Wildwood Institute for STEM Research and Development (WISRD) offers a multi-year program in addition to core academics for students who want to study science, math, physics, and engineering in depth; connections with Cal Tech, JPL, NASA, and a host of mentors from the scientific community work with students throughout the year--including summer opportunities.
  • Wildwood uses narrative assessments and student-led family conferences to track student progress and set goals.
  • Our college counseling program has one of the lowest ratios of counselor to student: 25-to-1.
  • Wildwood uses Naviance, an online college application program, to help students and families manage the college application process.
  • Wildwood's advisory program is nationally recognized and taught internationally through the Wildwood Outreach Center.
  • Students can find their unique passion through offerings in athletics, drama, visual arts, music, and leadership opportunities.
  • Additionally, students can travel across the globe, learning about many different cultures through our International Community Involvement Program (ICI).
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Wildwood School K-12?
The acceptance rate of Wildwood School K-12 is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Wildwood School K-12's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Wildwood School K-12 offer?
Wildwood School K-12 offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Wildwood School K-12 is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Wildwood School K-12's ranking?
Wildwood School K-12 ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Wildwood School K-12?
The application deadline for Wildwood School K-12 is Oct. 29 / Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Oct. 29 / Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 732 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 29 / Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles, CA is $17,450 for elementary schools and $23,342 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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