Elementary School Process
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Wildwood School, we want to support you in this process by listening to what matters to you. Please email Alissa Dixon at email@example.com so we can answer any questions you may have.
Wildwood's elementary school program is designed to honor and challenge each student. We look forward to getting to know your child during our admission process—every step allows us to develop a deep understanding of an applicant and their family. We invite you to tour our campuses when school is in session to experience Wildwood firsthand.
Kindergarten is our largest entry point, with 60 available spaces per year. In 1st through 5th grade, openings occur by attrition and we typically have one to three openings per grade level per year.
Kindergarten through 5th grade applications are accepted July 2020 through Jan. 4, 2021. Applications received after Jan. 4, 2021 may be held for the following year. All applicants, including siblings, must submit an inquiry form as the first step in the admission process. Sibling families are not required to attend a virtual event.
To apply, please complete the following:
Once your submitted online inquiry is processed, it generates an email giving you a username and the ability to create a password for our Wildwood School Admission Portal, your personalized admission portal.
Click here to log into the Wildwood School Admission Portal and access the application, school forms, and to check the progress of your online application.
Once signed onto your Wildwood School Admission Portal, you may locate your child’s checklist by clicking on their name in the upper lefthand corner. The checklist can be found under the “Admission Progress” tab.
Please join us for one of many virtual events for parents/guardians. First Look sessions are held on select Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. by registration only. You may register for an elementary First Look session through the Wildwood School Admission Portal checklist under the "Attend Parent/Guardian Virtual Informational Event(s)" checklist item.
We also invite you to explore Wildwood and engage with those who know it best—current parents, alumni, students, and school leadership. You may register here and attend any of the events that interest you and your family.
The online application fee is $125 and is non-refundable. A fee waiver is available upon request. Please contact the admission office for more details.
Once we have received your application, we will contact you to schedule a virtual interview. Interviews (for kindergarten through 5th grade applicants) are held between September and January. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday during school hours and are on a first come, first served basis.
In lieu of an in person visit day and assessment, we will be sending a kindergarten/first grade readiness questionnaire to all parents/guardians of children applying to kindergarten and first grade.
Step 7: Request transcripts and recommendations from your child's current school (in early December)
Kindergarten Applicants: To submit the Kindergarten Recommendation Form, either:
- Sign into your Wildwood School Admission Portal and request the Kindergarten Recommendation Form.
- Download and email the Kindergarten Recommendation Form to your current preschool. The preschool will return the form directly to Wildwood.
First through 5th Grade Applicants: Request transcripts and recommendations from your child's current school (in early December)
- Sign into your Wildwood School Admission Portal and request the required recommendation forms.
- Download and email the recommendation forms to your current school. The school will return the forms directly to Wildwood.
*Administrator Recommendation Form
*1st Grade Teacher Recommendation Form (1st grade applicants only)
*2nd-5th Grade Teacher Recommendation Form (2nd-5th grade applicants only)
Transcript Release Form:
Please download and submit the Transcript Release Form directly to the school. The school will return the transcript directly to Wildwood.
- Parents/guardians are responsible for making sure the forms are received by Wildwood by the due date of Jan. 15, 2021.
- You may track the progress of your child’s application by logging into the Wildwood School Admission Portal and reviewing the checklist.
- Our office will contact you in early February if any required forms are missing from an applicant's file.
Kindergarten through 5th grade applicants will be notified through the online Wildwood School Admission Portal on March 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST. Parents/guardians must reply by March 22, 2021. If we have placed your child on the waitlist, we will keep the waitlist active until the end of August, and will contact you if space opens up. Please do let us know if you wish to remain on the waitlist.
Important elementary dates and deadlines:
Sibling/Employee application deadline: October 12, 2020
Sibling/Employee interview deadline: November 13, 2020
Grades K-5 application deadline: January 4, 2021
Flexible Tuition application becomes available: January 1, 2021
Flexible Tuition application deadline: January 31, 2021
Grades K-5 school records and recommendations due: January 15, 2021
Grades K-5 notification: March 12, 2021
Grades K-5 enrollment response: March 22, 2021