We look forward to getting to know you and your family through the application process!
Thank you for your interest in Lick-Wilmerding High School! We invite you to become better acquainted with the school during the application process.

On this page you will find all the information you need to successfully navigate the LWHS application process. If you have any questions, our Admissions Team is here to assist you in any way we can.

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Admissions Process

List of 9 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an Inquiry

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  • Step 2: Schedule a Campus Shadow Visit (optional)

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  • Step 3: RSVP for an Open House (optional)

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  • Step 4: Register and Take a Standardized Test

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  • Step 5: Submit Part I—Parent/Guardian Application

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  • Step 6: Submit Part II—Student Application

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  • Step 7: Schedule a Student Interview — January 18 or 25, 2020

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  • Step 8: Submit Principal/Counselor, English, and Math Teacher Recommendations

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  • Step 9: Submit an Official Transcript

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Application Timeline

The following timeline features important deadlines and dates to remember throughout our application process. Feel free to contact us with questions. 

August 2019
  • Submit an inquiry form in late August.
  • Wednesday, August 28 after 7:00pm—Campus Shadow Visit Request Form for visits from September 10 through October 18 is emailed to 8th grade families who have submitted an Inquiry Form. Visits can only be scheduled by submitting the Campus Shadow Visit Request form (8th grade students only).
September 2019
  • Submit an inquiry form.
  • Tuesday, September 10—Beginning of campus shadow visit program.
  • RSVP for an Open House. An email invitation will be sent to families who submitted an inquiry form on Tuesday, September 24 after 7:00pm.
  • Register for the SSAT or ISEE.
October 2019
  • Submit an inquiry form if you have not yet done so.
  • Sunday, October 6 after 7:00pm—Campus Shadow Visit Request Form for visits from October 23 through December 6 is emailed to 8th grade families who have submitted an Inquiry Form. Visits can only be scheduled by submitting the Campus Shadow Visit Request form (8th grade students only).
  • Open House—Sunday, October 6, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Open House—Saturday, October 26, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Register for the SSAT or ISEE.
  • If you have not requested information about our Flexible Tuition program through the online inquiry form, please email the Admissions Office (admissions@lwhs.org) with your request (optional).
November 2019
  • Open House—Sunday, November 3, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Campus visit program continues. Submit the Campus Shadow Visit Request Form to schedule a campus shadow visit (8th grade students only).
  • Ask current teachers to complete recommendation forms.
  • Request official transcript from your middle school.
  • RSVP for an Open House.
  • Open House—Saturday, November 16, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • If you have not requested information about our Flexible Tuition program through the online inquiry form, please email the Admissions Office (admissions@lwhs.org) with your request. (optional)
December 2019
  • Courtesy Deadline—Monday, December 2, Part 1: Parent/Guardian Application and application fee. Student interview is scheduled upon receipt by Admissions Office. The courtesy deadline is intended to encourage families to submit Part 1 and pay the application fee, which is required to schedule a student interview. It is not a firm deadline for any part of the application.
  • Friday, December 6—End of campus visit program.
  • Open House—Sunday, December 8, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Mid-December—Flexible Tuition information emailed.
January 2020
  • Make an appointment with your tax preparer for the first week in February (or as soon as possible) if you plan to apply for Flexible Tuition.
  • Deadline—Thursday, January 9, by 3pm, ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS including Part I: Parent/Guardian Application, Part II: Student Application, recommendation forms, and official transcript.
  • Student Interview days—Saturday, January 18 and January 25 from 9am-3pm.
  • Deadline—Thursday, January 23, FLEXIBLE TUITION APPLICATION. The Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) must be completed online and submitted to School & Student Services (SSS).
February 2020
  • Deadline—Friday, February 14, FLEXIBLE TUITION APPLICATION. Upload 2018 Tax Returns, W2s, all schedules, Form 4506-T, and LWHS Supplemental Information Form on SSS website.
March 2020
  • Thursday, March 19—Admission decisions and Flexible Tuition awards mailed
  • Friday, March 20—Admission decisions and Flexible Tuition awards emailed after 4pm
  • Please note that we observe "Quiet Week" along with other Bay Area Independent High Schools, as outlined in our shared Principles of Good Practice. This means that we will not initiate contact with families or hold recruiting events between the decision mailing date and the enrollment contract deadline. This is intended to provide students and their families undisturbed space and time to make their decision.
  • Thursday, March 26 by Noon—Flexible Tuition Enrollment Agreements due
  • Friday, March 27 by Noon—Full Tuition Enrollment Agreements due



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.