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About Us

For over 50 years, Wildwood School has been committed to a progressive approach defined by research-driven educational practices. 

Academic excellence and innovation join to nurture high achieving, emotionally intelligent students and challenge them to become the most extraordinary versions of themselves.  

A Wildwood education is a dynamic experience, preparing students for a future defined by change.

Mission Statement

Wildwood School cultivates reflective scholars, bold innovators and compassionate leaders equipped with the skills, ethics and inspiration to transform their world.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Mission Statement

Wildwood School is a dynamic community of culturally and racially diverse families and educators. Wildwood honors individual differences and creates conditions where all can feel safe, accepted, and empowered. Our healthy exchange of perspectives and experiences cultivates compassionate, effective change makers. 

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THROUGH THE YEARS

1971: Wildwood is founded by Belle and Stefan Mason with a group of like-minded educators and parents. Original campus opens on Overland Avenue near Pico Boulevard.

THROUGH THE YEARS

1978: Wildwood holds its first All School Meeting (ASM). Students build their confidence and public speaking skills as they share with the school community.
 

THROUGH THE YEARS

1992: Board of Trustees signs a long-term lease for the former Betsy Ross Elementary School campus on Washington Place in Culver City.

THROUGH THE YEARS

1990s: Marcia Capparela, longtime Wildwood employee (left), and Hope Boyd, former head of school (right), lead the opening ceremony of the annual Jog-a-Thon.

THROUGH THE YEARS

2004: Wildwood graduates its first senior class of 20 students.

THROUGH THE YEARS

2005: Students take the first International Community Involvement (ICI) trip to Vietnam. Since then, 442 Wildwood students have traveled to eight countries as a part of the program.

THROUGH THE YEARS

2010: Inaugural Wildwood Cup takes place, an annual faculty/staff versus alumni soccer tournament.

THROUGH THE YEARS

2019: Wildwood Institute for Incubation and Entrepreneurship launches, where students work on entrepreneurial projects intended to disrupt the status quo and transform society.

A Wildwood education is a dynamic experience that prepares students for a future defined by change.        

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

A Look Back on the Founding of Wildwood School

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AT A GLANCE

Fast Facts
 

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