Elementary School Process
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 2019 through Dec. 18, 2019. Applications received after December 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 campus tour.
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.
At least one parent/guardian must attend an elementary campus tour. This is an adult only tour. Tours are held on select Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. by appointment only. You may register for an elementary tour through the Wildwood School Admission Portal checklist under the “Attend Parent/Guardian Elementary Tour” checklist item.
If you are applying for kindergarten, we recommend touring the school in the early spring prior to the application deadline so that you have the widest choice of interview dates and times.
Although it is not a required part of our elementary admission process, we invite prospective elementary parents/guardians to also visit our middle and upper campus. Tours may be self-scheduled through the online Wildwood School Admission Portal.
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 an 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.
Once we receive your application, you will receive information about registering for a student visit day.
Kindergarten student visit days will take place on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 and Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. These 90-minute sessions offer small groups of applicants the chance to participate in preschool like activities and include a screening for kindergarten readiness.
First graders will be scheduled to visit on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. The 90-minute visit offers applicants the chance to participate in small-group activities and includes a screening for academic readiness.
Visits for 2nd through 5th grade applicants are scheduled during the school day. Students spend a full day with a class in their current grade and complete an academic skills screening with a learning specialist.
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. 17, 2020.
- 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 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST. Parents/guardians must reply by March 23, 2020. 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 15, 2019
Sibling/Employee interview deadline: November 15, 2019
Grades K-5 application deadline: December 18, 2019
Flexible tuition application becomes available: January 1, 2020
Flexible tuition application deadline: January 31, 2020
Grades K-5 school records and recommendations due: January 17, 2020
Flexible tuition final materials due: February 7, 2020
Grades K-5 notification: March 13, 2020
Grades K-5 enrollment response: March 23, 2020