Life Skills

Personal qualities and skills known as Life Skills are woven into the daily fabric of the curriculum and inform every aspect of the elementary school program. As students master these skills, they gain ease with others and life transitions, adapting to change and challenges as they advance to middle school and beyond. The Life Skills* include the following:

Integrity: honesty, sincerity, soundness of moral principle

Common Sense: using good judgment

Courage: learning to overcome fear when faced with challenges

Patience: being able to wait calmly

Curiosity: wanting to learn more

Sense of Humor: laughing and playing without harming others

Responsibility: taking initiative, being accountable

Flexibility: being able to adapt

Effort: doing one’s personal best

Problem-Solving: creating solutions for challenging situations

Perseverance: to continue despite obstacles

Organizing: planning, arranging, implementing

Interpersonal Skills: respect, caring for others, good manners, cooperating, making friends

Initiative: ability to originate or follow through with a task 

Tolerance: recognizing and respecting other points of view


*based on the work of Susan Kovalik

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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