Middle and Upper School Process

Our campus may be closed, but your Wildwood School admission experience is not. 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 adixon@wildwood.org so we can answer any questions you may have.


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 left hand corner. The checklist can be found under the “Admission Progress” tab.

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

PLEASE NOTE: While Open House dates have passed, it is important to us that your family still have a tour of our campus. As of Dec. 1, 2019, please email Alissa Dixon at adixon@wildwood.org to schedule a tour. 

Prospective 2020-2021 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. 

For questions, contact Tisa Habas.

Open House Dates:

  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Registration is Closed
  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Registration is Closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Registration is Closed

***NOTE: An inquiry form must be submitted first before you may register for an Open House.

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. 18, 2019.

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

Once your application has been submitted, 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. 17, 2020. 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. The Wildwood School code for the SSAT is #8207.

Step 7: Request transcripts and recommendations from your child's current school (in early December)

To submit the recommendation forms, either:

Please Note:

  • 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.

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 13, 2020. You must reply by March 23, 2020.

Grades 9-12: Applicants for upper school will be electronically notified through the online Wildwood School Admission Portal on March 6, 2020. You must reply by March 17, 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.

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. Please contact Tisa Habas at thabas@wildwood.org in the admission office to schedule a campus tour.

Important middle and upper dates and deadlines:

Sibling/Employee application deadline: October 15, 2019

Sibling/Employee interview deadline: November 15, 2019

Application deadline: December 18, 2019

Flexible tuition application becomes available: January 1, 2020

Flexible tuition application deadline: January 31, 2020

School records and recommendations due: January 17, 2020

ISEE/SSAT scores deadline: January 17, 2020

Upper school notification: March 6, 2020

Middle school notification: March 13, 2020

Upper school enrollment response: March 17, 2020

Middle school enrollment response: March 23, 2020

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 admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.
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