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The Flexible Tuition program ensures access and socioeconomic diversity at LWHS.
Thanks to its 125 year history of being accessible to students from all walks of life, including 77 years of being tuition free, Lick-Wilmerding High School enjoys the legacy, the resources, and the strategic resolve to push the limits on what it can mean to be a truly accessible independent school.

Today, 28 percent of LWHS’ operating budget is devoted to Flexible Tuition, 33% of our students are enrolled through the school’s Flexible Tuition Program. One thing we have learned is that language of discourse really matters—especially when talking about accessibility. Based on feedback received from parents during the 1988–1989 school year, we have for more than two decades eschewed the use of the term "financial aid" in favor of "Flexible Tuition."

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Income is only one of the factors that goes into determining Flexible Tuition. Each student’s Flexible Tuition is determined on a case-by-case basis because every family is unique. For more information about how Flexible Tuition is calculated, please click here.

Flexible Tuition Application Process

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Start preparing your 2021 Tax Returns as soon as possible.

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  • Step 2: Submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) by Thursday, January 20, 2022

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  • Step 3: Submit 2020 and 2021 tax information and LWHS Supplemental Information Form by Monday, February 14, 2022

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  • Step 4: Notification & Enrollment

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.