Gateways and Senior Exhibitions

Gateways and Exhibitions are a hallmark of our Wildwood program. Gateway presentations act as a vehicle for students to demonstrate their readiness to advance to the next phase of their learning; and seniors during their Exhibition, model the skills, thoroughness, and reflective practice that they have developed during their time at Wildwood.

Starting in the 8th grade, all Wildwood students culminate their year with an academic rite of passage called a Gateway, which continues in 10th and in 12th grade (called a Senior Exhibition). In a presentation before peers, teachers, family, and other guests, students tell the story of their journey as lifelong learners by analyzing and reflecting on evidence from the previous years of their education. At the end of their presentation, students answer challenging questions from teachers—essentially defending their thesis.

What students say is as important as how they say it. The Gateway and Exhibition format allows students to customize the story of their defining experiences, their developing Habits of Mind and Heart, and their enduring understandings, all of which have prepared them for the next stage of their learning.

Throughout this intensive process, students develop their presentation, long-term project management, and reflection skills with strategic support from advisors, teachers, and mentors. These are the skills they will carry with them into the next stage of their learning.


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.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Employees
       
Students
Alberto Duarte
 
Karen Dye
Director of Human Resources
 
Director of Equity and Inclusion
aduarte@wildwood.org
 
kdye@wildwood.org
(310) 806-4531    
 
(310) 806-4505

Wildwood School
11811 Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064
12201 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481.
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