Mission & Philosophy

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Not built on the scoreboard but on the winning qualities that will last a student for the rest of their life.


At LWHS students are encouraged to develop their head, heart, and hands within the classroom and when participating in athletics. The Athletics Department nurtures and develops the skills, character, and inclusivity of student athletes from all walks of life, to build a can-do confidence and compassion through athletic competition. We value creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for all of our student athletes.

Athletic Philosophy

The Athletic Program is broken down into 5 concepts that we believe in, that we teach to our coaches, parents, and student-athletes.

#1 Put Your Foot in the Circle
At Lick-Wilmerding, we do not have any cuts for our Freshman, everyone gets a chance to play. We want all of our Student-Athletes to have the courage to go out for a team, make the commitment to excellence, and to believe that they are the best.

#2 Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Teammate?
It's not about you, it's about LOVE, SACRIFICE, FAMILY. (I've Got Your Back!) . We are all playing for the name on the front of our Jersey. Our Student-Athletes believe in "What can I do to help the team win?" All of our Student-Athletes believe that the only way to build confidence is W-O-R-K.

#3 Champions Find A Way!
Our Student-Athletes are taught to believe in all of the reasons why we can, not why we can't. be successful. All of our Student-Athletes wear a GREEN DOT! on their shoes during the season, to help remind them of the power of positive thinking.

#4 Champions Choose the Right Way!
Every time we run out to the practice field or play in a regular game, we know that we are representing our school and we want to make sure that we are Role Models in everything we do. Sportsmanship, Good Character, Respect, Making good decisions are very important to our Athletic Program.

#5 Appreciate How Lucky We Are!
We want all of our Student-Athletes to appreciate how lucky they are to play High School Athletics at Lick-Wilmerding. We want them to remember the people before them who wore those jerseys. We want them to know how much work our parents and coaches do to make sure they have a great high school experience and last of all, we want our Student-Athletes to leave Footprints for all of our future Tigers.


We believe that if each student-athlete improves on their skills every year and if every team gets better on the field/court, then the scoreboard will take care of itself.

LWHS All-Stars

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Leah Sherman

    Leah Sherman 

    Class of 2011
  • Photo of Rosie Glenn-Finer

    Rosie Glenn-Finer 

    Class of 2009
  • Photo of Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner

    Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner 

    Class of 2003

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.