It is our responsibility to provide young people the knowledge, discipline, and resources required to put ideas into action.

About Us

At Wildwood School, we believe success in today’s world is no longer defined by how many facts and figures one can hold in his or her head. Instead, children must learn how to learn—to adapt, collaborate, and gain perspective in a world that is increasingly interconnected. Wildwood students begin to develop these skills in kindergarten and continue through 12th grade.

With an approach that integrates academic fortitude with real-life challenges, self-reflection, and diversity of thought, Wildwood School inspires students to reinvent the world they live in.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1971 as an academically challenging, project-based, independent day school with grades K-6

  • Expanded through 12th grade in 2000, maintaining Wildwood’s learner-centered curriculum and incorporating a dynamic college preparatory program

  • Head of School: Landis Green

  • Located in West Los Angeles on two architectural award-winning campuses, 2.5 miles apart

  • 2016-2017 Enrollment

> K-12 enrollment: 753 students

> K-5 enrollment: 331 students

> 6-8 enrollment: 196 students

> 9-12 enrollment: 226 students

  • 157 faculty and staff

> 50% hold advanced degrees

  • Wildwood fosters a culture that is supportive and inclusive to all members

> 26% of our students and 38% of our faculty/staff identify as African-American, Latino, Asian, or as member of other ethnic or racial groups

> Our students live in 64 different zip code areas

> On average, approximately 115 students benefit from flexible tuition annually

  • Teacher/student ratio

> Elementary school: 9:1

> Middle and upper school: 15:1

> Average middle and upper class size varies by grade level and subject 

  • College matriculation: 99% of our seniors have matriculated to four-year colleges or universities since our first graduating class in 2004
  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Member

> National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

> Association for Middle Level Educations (AMLE)

> Progressive Education Network (PEN)

> Coalition of Essential Schools (CES)

> National Center for Independent School Renewal (NCISR)

> Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs

> Young Eisner Scholar Program

> National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

> Heads' Network (Formerly National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls)

> Educational Records Bureau (ERB)

> College Board

> Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)

> Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS)

Brief List of Program Distinctions


"If we are to remain globally competitive in today's world, we need to produce more than just a few entrepreneurs and innovators; we need to develop the creative and enterprising capacities of all our students." —Tony Wagner, Author, Creating Innovators

K–12th grades, authentically progressive since 1971.

Elementary School

12201 Washington Place
Los AngelesCA 90066
(310) 397-3134

Middle and Upper School

11811 Olympic Boulevard
Los AngelesCA 90064
(310) 478-7189
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