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Dear Prospective Students and Families,

At Lick-Wilmerding High School, we educate for impact. Our mission as a private school with a public purpose is to develop the head, heart, and hands of students from all walks of life who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion. While here,  LWHS students engage in self-exploration, cooperative learning, and intellectual inquiry. They find their independence and leave our halls ready to change the world with purpose and vigor. 

LWHS believes that diversity, in its many forms, adds to the richness of life. Difference is embraced and celebrated. It is by design that LWHS welcomes students from a wide array of socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds who demonstrate an even greater variety of interests, abilities, and a passion for learning. Does this sound like you?

We invite you to start your LWHS journey with our Virtual Tour. Over the course of the fall, we will provide many opportunities to learn more about us through student shadow visits, Open Houses, and much more! One of our hopes is that at the end of your high school admissions process, you will discover a new appreciation for yourself, your interests, and talents. On the following web pages, you will find information to make your application process to LWHS go as smoothly as possible. Selecting a high school can be quite daunting, yet exciting—so please don't hesitate to contact us with questions at your leisure.

We look forward to meeting and learning more about you throughout the year's admissions process!

Kindest regards,

Davion, Deja', Andrew, Gaby, Elizabeth

Meet the Admissions Team

Davion Fleming
Director of Admissions

Elizabeth Tackett
Associate Director of Admissions—Operations & Flexible Tuition
Andrew Manansala
Associate Director of Admissions—Outreach and Engagement
Deja' Haley
Admissions Associate

Gaby Perez
Admissions Associate

Admissions Updates

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  • 2022–2023 Application Cycle

    At this time, the school is fully enrolled. We don't expect any movement over the next month or so, and any changes between May and August are very unpredictable. We will maintain our waiting pool through the summer, please feel free to check in once a month through August to see if there has been any waiting pool movement. The LWHS Application will open on Ravenna-Hub on August 31, 2022.
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LWHS at-a-Glance

  • Founded in 1895 
  • Campus spaces include: Technical Arts "shops", caféteria, full-court gymnasium with rock climbing wall, music studio, dance studio, photography studio with darkroom, 7,100 square foot library containing 30,000 titles and 180,000 digital titles
  • 140 9th graders from 70+ middle schools, 550 total students from 150+ middle schools
  • 65% students of color
  • 33% of LWHS families are enrolled through Flexible Tuition
  • 64 faculty members with an average of 18.6 years of teaching experience; 45 with Master's degrees; 6 with PhDs
  • Avg. class size: 17
  • $75 million partnership with City College of San Francisco for use of athletic fields and facilities
  • 85% of students participate in a sport
  • 57% of students participate in performing arts

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.