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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 August 2021 through December 2021. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on an individual basis. 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, you will receive login credentials by email for the Wildwood School Admission Portal. This will give you access to the application as well as the ability to register for select events and tours.
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 events for parents/guardians. We invite you to explore Wildwood and browse our events to hear from those who know it best: students, alumni, and school leadership. You may click here to view and register for any of the events that interest you and your family. For questions, contact Alissa Dixon.
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.
We will share more information about this later this fall. Stay tuned.
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. This allows your child’s teacher to establish a relationship with your child and get to know them before completing the recommendation.
- 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. 14, 2022.
- 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 11, 2022 at 5 p.m. PST. Parents/guardians must reply by March 18, 2022. 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 11, 2021
Sibling/Employee interview deadline: November 12, 2021
Grades K-5 application deadline: December 13, 2021
Flexible Tuition application becomes available: January 1, 2022
Flexible Tuition application deadline: January 31, 2022
Grades K-5 school records and recommendations due: January 14, 2022
Grades K-5 notification: March 11, 2022
Grades K-5 enrollment response: March 18, 2022