Upper school program
Wildwood's upper school curriculum provides the knowledge and skills students need for college success, while small class sizes ensure personal attention and allow students to build meaningful relationships with teachers and peers. Wildwood's graduation requirements in the core subjects of English, social studies, mathematics, science, and Spanish exceed those of most schools as well as the admission requirements for University of California campuses and other colleges.
In addition to core subjects, 9th and 10th graders select a yearlong concentration in music, performing, or visual arts. Juniors and seniors can choose electives in the arts as well as in numerous other subjects that lead to college-level work. Wildwood's internship program places juniors and seniors at job sites in an area of professional interest two afternoons a week.
Every student is a member of an advisory group guided by a teacher who is the student's advisor, advocate, and the contact between school and home. Beyond their academic studies, students volunteer at community involvement sites and participate in a full range of clubs, drama and music performances, visual arts exhibitions, and varsity sports teams.
Narrative assessments function in the place of letter grades. To facilitate the college application process, narrative assessments are converted into grade point averages beginning in the sophomore year. All 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT, and Wildwood offers test preparation courses for both the PSAT and SAT tests.
Upper school structure
In Wildwood's upper school, Division Three comprises 9th and 10th grades, and Senior Institute includes 11th and 12th grades. Multi-age classes are offered in advisory, humanities, music, and performing and visual arts, allowing students to develop as mentors, leaders, and learners.
The campus, housed in an architecturally distinct building designed by SPF:a, is located at 11811 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90064. In addition to classrooms, it features a library, a theater, science labs, art studios, a student store, and student art gallery.
Many of the school's physical education classes and sports training take place at local parks in West Los Angeles, which offers a gymnasium, sports fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts.