Campus Shadow Visits will begin Tuesday, September 10 and end Friday, December 6. Submit the Campus Shadow Visit Request Form to schedule a visit.
Visits between September 10–October 18 can be requested beginning Wednesday, August 28 after 7:00pm. An email invitation will be sent to prospective 8th grade and transfer applicant families who have submitted an inquiry form by 10am on Wednesday, August 28.
Visits from October 23–December 6 can be requested beginning Sunday, October 6 after 7:00pm. An email invitation will be sent to prospective 8th grade and transfer applicant families who have submitted an inquiry form by 10am on Friday, October 4.
To learn more about our visit program and the date and time options available, please go to Visit LWHS.
2019–2020 Open House dates are: Sunday, October 6; Saturday, October 26; Sunday, November 3; Saturday, November 16; Sunday, December 8.
Registration for 2019-2020 Open Houses begins on Tuesday, September 24 after 7:00pm. An email invitation will be sent to 8th grade families who have submitted an Inquiry Form. Reservations are required to attend and can be made after an inquiry form has been submitted. Find more information here.
LWHS accepts HSPT, ISEE, or SSAT test scores. Scores cannot be accepted for tests taken after January 31, 2020. Click herefor more information about the HSPT. Click herefor more information about the ISEE. Lick-Wilmerding's ISEE School Code: 052967 Click here for more information the SSAT. Lick-Wilmerding's SSAT School Code: 4630
The courtesy deadline for Part I of the application is Monday, December 2, 2019 which prompts scheduling of the student interview. The final deadline for submission is Thursday, January 9, 2020 by 3:00pm.
Members of the Admissions Interview Committee will conduct 30 minute interviews with student applicants. Students are interviewed in pairs and engage in conversation about their interests and hopes for their high school experience. Student interviews are informal in nature, so no preparation is necessary.
Interviews are scheduled after the Admissions Office receives Part I: Parent/Guardian Application and the application fee.
Step 8: Submit Principal/Counselor, English, and Math Teacher Recommendations
Recommendation forms should be completed by the applicant's counselor/principal, 8th grade math, and 8th grade English teachers. Be courteous by submitting a recommendation request to your teachers by November 1, so they have plenty of time to complete the recommendations by January 9, 2020.
Your parent/guardian must complete the Transcript Release Form and deliver it to your school's counselor/registrar to have your 7th and 8th grade transcript sent to the LWHS Admissions Officeby January 23, 2020.
If your 8th grade fall semester or trimester grades will not be completed by then, please ask your school's registrar to send them to our Admissions Office as soon as they are available.
The following timeline features important deadlines and dates to remember throughout our application process. Feel free to contact us with questions.
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).
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.
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, ISEE, or HSPT.
If you have not requested information about our Flexible Tuition program through the online inquiry form, please email the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request (optional).
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 (email@example.com) with your request. (optional)
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.
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 includingPart 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).
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.
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
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