Izzy is getting more in tune with her instincts.

Building connections between the things in the classroom and what they mean to her helps Izzy understand how her character shapes how she learns.


"What about this assignment matters to me?"

Izzy developed a process for art that she applies to other subjects. She gets an assignment, brainstorms an idea, and then asks if the idea means something to her or if it's just random. She doesn't start drawing, writing, experimenting, or proving until she's built the connection between what she's learning and why it matters. By building a bigger context around the information she's taking in, Izzy is learning to connect with her schoolwork on multiple levels.

For Izzy the process started in kindergarten.

"I never struggled with public speaking because we've been doing public speaking since kindergarten. I didn't realize I was good at being flexible, but when I interact with friends outside of Wildwood I realize that I've been practicing flexibility all along. The Habits of Mind and Heart are part of my life. They help me understand better what I value, and what I need to do to grow in ways that make me happier as a person."

"I don't think I could go through school with only letter grades and not understanding my strengths and stretches."

– Izzy G., 7th Grade

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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