Upper School Program
Wildwood’s upper school is the pinnacle of the K-12 journey, where knowledge gleaned throughout students’ time at Wildwood is synthesized, and the resources and support provided throughout their time here come together to successfully launch students into the world of higher education, careers, and life beyond.
Synthesizing Knowledge and Expertise
Essential questions spark dialogue that requires every student to think deeply and participate. Rather than accept one source as an answer, students approach learning through various lenses and perspectives, studying critical theory and conflicting primary sources, gathering their own data, and then comparing it to others. It’s through original research and an interdisciplinary approach that they arrive not just at the answer, but their answer, a destination that isn’t reached via short answer or multiple choice.
Launching Prepared Graduates
Wildwood coaches students to become experts in their areas of interest and responsible for their intellectual and creative pursuits. The goal? Independent thinkers who know how to collaborate. Confident public speakers who are also good listeners. Each is prepared to take the next steps to college and life.
Exploring Otherness and Disability
Using the essential question, "How is otherness theorized, established, and cemented?" world literature students engaged in extensive research on "Disability" and its representation in literature, pop culture, and the law.
Upper School Environment
Wildwood’s middle and upper campus acts as a home in the world for students in grades 9-12, while the city of Los Angeles serves as a natural extension of our campus as students explore our greater community through athletics, internships, service learning projects, and other extracurricular activities.