Why Wildwood?

Brave learners,
and doers

At the core of anything original, extraordinary, or innovative, you'll find the essence of bravery.

Brave learners,
and doers

Bravery inspires us to follow our hearts and our heads, take risks, step into challenges, and stretch to become more engaged as learners, thinkers, and doers.

Brave learners,
and doers

By helping students discover how bravery sets the course for successes big and small, Wildwood teaches students the critical skills they need to transform themselves, their communities, and the world.

Guiding Principles

We unleash explorers

We unleash explorers

Students are actively exposed to the larger world and the “why” of how things work. 

Project-Based Learning

Community Involvement


International Community Involvement

Scientific Thinker

We cultivate experts

We cultivate experts

Students learn the discipline required to master the curriculum that underlies their passions and fuels future successes.

Intellectual Rigor & Creativity
Critical Thinking & Research Skills

Diverging Perspectives

Interdisciplinary Classes


We model character

We model character

Students build relationships with teachers, each other, and their communities that are based on trust and mutual respect.

Life Skills

Habits of Mind and Heart


Multicultural Programming

Power of Perspective

We encourage originality

We encourage originality

Students are asked to make the connections that spark new ideas and then are supported as they think big, make mistakes, and learn.

Wildwood Institute Model

Pursuits of Passion

Art of Inquiry

Senior Exhibitions


We create self-starters

We create self-starters

Students become the architects of their education by discovering who they are as learners, and finding ways to take their progress to the next level.


Narrative Assessments

Conferences, Gateways, & Senior Exhibitions



We foster community

We foster community

Students, teachers, and parents are part of an inclusive culture that knows the value of learning from each other—every step of the way.

Family and Alumni Involvement

Parent Organization: WWPO

Multicultural Community

Wildwood Outreach Center


Wildwood Voices

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

Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.
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