Our program is designed not to be delivered to students but to actively engage them in learning and finding a home in the world of ideas.


Success in today’s global society demands knowledge, skills, and­­ perspective that go beyond textbook-based education. It requires passion and mastery. Wildwood School’s curriculum extends further than standard college-preparatory academics, compelling students to develop as practitioners—historians, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists—by applying their skills in meaningful ways. At Wildwood, intellectual rigor and creativity blend through interdisciplinary curricula and project-based, collaborative learning rooted in the real world. 

Our students—armed with confidence and curiosity—are boldly driven by the vision of a greater world they know they can create.

Emphasizing a project-based learning approach, students delve deeply into course material and merge it with their own interests. Through projects, students connect new knowledge with what they already know. They develop higher-order thinking skills—the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize—that are crucial for success in college and in life.

Wildwood teachers and students appreciate that there are many types of literacy—informational, intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical—that make up a well-rounded student prepared with the tools to succeed in the 21st century. Students are challenged to structure their learning through the discipline of the Life Skills in elementary school and the rigors of the Habits of Mind and Heart in middle and upper school.

"Wildwood functions on the basic premise that every student can and will succeed and that all people are capable of meeting expectations." —Nick Selden, Class of 2012

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 policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.
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