Habits of Mind and Heart

Wildwood’s middle and upper school program is built around developing Habits of Mind and Heart that will serve students in their lifelong pursuit of learning. Our curriculum, assignments, and assessments are based on these Habits*.

The Habit of Convention: Meeting accepted standards in any academic area in order to be understood and to understand others

The Habit of Perspective: Addressing questions from multiple viewpoints and using a variety of ways to solve problems

The Habit of Evidence: Bringing together relevant information, judging the credibility of sources, finding out for one’s self

The Habit of Connection: Looking for patterns and for ways in which things fit together in order to bring together diverse material and form solutions

The Habit of Collaboration: Making appropriate provisions for accepting and giving assistance

The Habit of Service to the Common Good: Demonstrating an awareness of the effects of one’s actions on others and a desire to make the community a better place for all

The Habit of Ethical Behavior: Demonstrating how personal values influence behavior and a set of principles by which to guide one’s life


*based on the work of Ted Sizer


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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