Elementary school program
Wildwood's elementary program supports the intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child. The curriculum encompasses core academic subjects and emphasizes a hands-on approach where children learn to think critically and creatively.
Children are active learners. They read, write stories, complete research projects, compute and solve problems, conduct science experiments, and create performances and artwork. Life Skills that children use well into adulthood are incorporated into every facet of the curriculum.
Experiences outside of school, such as field trips and community involvement, enrich the curriculum and give children the opportunity to learn in real-world settings.
Elementary school structure
The elementary campus includes kindergarten through 5th grade and is located at 12201 Washington Place, Los Angeles, California, 90066.
The program is composed of the primaries, which includes kindergarten and 1st grades, and the grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Wildwood uses a multi-age approach for its youngest students, grouping an equal number of kindergartners and 1st graders in classrooms known as "Pods." Pods support children's cognitive and social and emotional development by giving them the opportunity to have diverse roles within a safe, nurturing classroom environment.
Second through 5th
grade students continue to develop critical thinking and Life Skills
through project-based learning
. The 5th
grade program is designed to help students transition into middle school. They begin Wildwood's Advisory
program and have an academic schedule that rotates between different teachers and core subjects.