Middle and Upper School Process

Wildwood's middle school program offers academic and creative opportunities in an active learning environment where adolescent development is understood and supported. Our upper school offers an intellectually challenging curriculum designed to provide each student with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful college experience and beyond.

Middle school includes grades 6 to 8; upper school includes grades 9 through 12. Sixth, 7th, and 9th grades are typical entry points. Openings in all other grades occur by attrition only.

To apply, please complete the following:

Step 1: Submit the online Inquiry Form

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.

Step 2: Log into your personalized Wildwood School 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.

Step 3: Register for and attend an Open House (September-November)

Prospective 2019-2020 middle and upper school families are required to attend an Open House. Open Houses are a three and a half hour program comprised of various interactive sessions designed to introduce you and your child to the Wildwood curriculum, faculty, and current students. The applicant is required to attend an Open House with at least one parent/guardian before we schedule an interview. 

For questions, contact Tisa Habas.

Open House Dates:
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- REGISTRATION CLOSED
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- REGISTRATION CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

***NOTE: Your Open House registration will not be processed until an inquiry form is submitted for each applicant.

Step 4: Complete the online Application Form

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. All middle and upper school applications must be submitted by Dec. 7, 2018.

Applications received after Dec. 7, 2018 will be placed on hold. 

Step 5: Come for a parent/guardian and student interview (October-January)

Once your application has been received, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday during school hours on a first come, first served basis. While we prefer all parents/guardians to be at the interview, at least one must attend.

Students applying to our middle and upper school will be asked to complete a short math and writing assessment during their interview. These assessments are not timed.

Applicants are also required to bring and discuss a project that reflects their academic or extracurricular passion. This project should reflect a sustained interest and must be the student’s own work. This project will not be assessed. Rather, it will be used as a conversation starter with the interviewer. Equipment necessary to the presentation is the responsibility of the student.

Step 6: Schedule the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)/Wildwood School #054122 or the SSAT

Your child must take the ISEE exam by Jan. 18, 2019. Click here for testing dates and locations. Please note: These fill up quickly. We encourage you to register early. List Wildwood School #054122 to ensure results will be sent to Wildwood's admission office. We also accept the SSAT https://ssat.org/about-ssat/registration.

Step 7: Download and distribute forms to request transcripts and recommendations from your child's current school (early December)

Transcript Release Form

Administrator Recommendation Form

Math Teacher Recommendation Form*

English Teacher Recommendation Form*

*If your child has the same teacher for all subjects, please have the teacher complete forms for both subjects.

Your child's current school should complete the forms and return them directly to Wildwood. Parents/guardians are responsible for making sure Wildwood receives the forms by Jan. 18, 2019.

Please note: Our office will contact you in early February if any required forms are missing from an applicant's file.

Step 8: Receive notification of admission decision

Grades 6-8: Applicants for middle school will be electronically notified through the online Wildwood School Admission Portal on March 15, 2019. You must reply by March 25, 2019.

Grades 9-12: Applicants for upper school will be electronically notified through the online Wildwood School Admission Portal on March 8, 2019. You must reply by March 19, 2019.

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.

Optional Step: Take a campus tour

Optional campus tours are held throughout the year on select Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. for parents and applicants. A campus tour is an excellent opportunity to see classes in action. To schedule, please contact Tisa Habas.

Important middle and upper dates and deadlines:

Application deadline: Dec. 7, 2018

Flexible tuition FAST application becomes available: Jan. 1, 2019

Flexible tuition application deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

School records and recommendations due: Jan. 18, 2019

ISEE scores deadline: Jan. 18, 2019

Flexible tuition final materials due: Feb. 8, 2019

Upper school notification: March 8, 2019

Middle school notification: March 15, 2019

Upper school enrollment response: March 19, 2019

Middle school enrollment response: March 25, 2019


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
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