The Flexible Tuition program ensures access and socioeconomic diversity at LWHS.
Thanks to its 122 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, approximately 36 percent of students benefit from 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."

Flexible Tuition Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Start preparing your 2017 Tax Returns as soon as possible.

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  • Step 2: Submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) by Thursday, January 25, 2018

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  • Step 3: Submit 2017 Tax Information by Friday, February 9, 2018

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  • Step 4: Submit LWHS Supplemental Information Form & IRS Form 4506-T by Friday, February 9, 2018

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  • Step 5: 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.