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.

Admissions Process

List of 9 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an Inquiry

    8th graders who are interested in learning more about LWHS should submit an inquiry form starting Tuesday, August 15.

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

    Campus "Shadow" Visits will begin Tuesday, September 12 and end Friday, December 1. Submit the Campus "Shadow" Visit Request Form to schedule a visit. 

    Visits between September 12–October 20 can be requested beginning Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00pm. An email invitation will be sent to 8th grade families who have submitted an Inquiry Form

    Visits from October 24–December 1 can be requested beginning Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00pm. An email invitation will be sent to 8th grade families who have submitted an Inquiry Form.

    To learn more about our visit program and the date and time options available, please go to Visit LWHS.

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

    2017–18 Open House dates are: October 22, November 12, November 18, December 3, and December 9.

    Registration for 2017–18 Open Houses begins on Wednesday, September 20. Reservations are required to attend and can be made after an inquiry form has been submitted.

  • Step 4: Register and Take a Standardized Test

    LWHS accepts SSAT or ISEE test scores. Please note that we must receive score reports from each testing organization, and will not accept photocopied or unofficial reports from applicant families. Scores will not be accepted for tests taken after January 2018.

    SSAT Code: 4630     ISEE Code: 052967

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

    The application will be available September 15.

    The courtesy deadline is December 1, 2017 which prompts scheduling of the student interview. The final deadline for submission is Thursday, January 11, 2018 by 3:00pm.

    Note: In question 3 of the online version of the application—the Parent/Guardian Recommendation is filled out separately from Part 1.


  • Step 6: Submit Part II—Student Application

    Final deadline for submission is January 11, 2018 at 3pm.

  • Step 7: Schedule a Student Interview — January 20 or 27, 2018

    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. 

    The forms and the envelopes must be signed and sealed by your teacher, or emailed from their school email address, and sent directly to the LWHS Admissions Office by January 11, 2018.

  • Step 9: Submit an Official Transcript

    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 Office by January 21, 2018. 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.

Application Timeline

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

August 2017
  • Submit an inquiry form beginning August 15.
  • Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00pm—Campus "Shadow" Visit Request Form  for visits from September 12 through October 20 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 2017
  • Submit an inquiry form.
  • Submit the Campus "Shadow" Visit Request Form to schedule a visit from September 12 through October 20. (8th grade students only)
  • Tuesday, September 12—Beginning of campus shadow visit program.
  • RSVP for an Open House. An email invitation will be sent to families who submitted an inquiry form beginning Wednesday, September 20.
  • Register for the SSAT or ISEE.
October 2017
  • Submit an inquiry form if you have not yet done so.
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00pm—Campus "Shadow Visit" Request Form for visits from October 24 through December 1 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 22, 1–4pm. RSVP required.
  • Register for the SSAT or ISEE.
  • RSVP for an Open House.
  • 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 2017
  • Open House—Sunday, November 12, 1–4pm. RSVP required.
  • Open House—Saturday, November 18, 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.
  • 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 2017
  • Courtesy Deadline: Friday, December 1, Part 1: Parent/Guardian Application and application fee. Student interview is scheduled upon receipt by Admissions Office.
  • Friday, December 1—End of campus visit program.
  • Open House—Sunday, December 3, 1–4pm. RSVP required.
  • Mid-December—Flexible Tuition information emailed. Request a Flexible Tuition Application by email if you have not yet done so (optional).
January 2018
  • Make an appointment with your tax preparer for the first week in February if you plan to apply for Flexible Tuition.
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 11, by 3pm, ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS—Part I: Parent/Guardian Application, Part II: Student Application, recommendation forms, official transcript.
  • Student Interview Days—Saturday, January 20 and January 27 from 9am–3pm.
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 25. FLEXIBLE TUITION APPLICATION—Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) completed online and submitted to School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS.
February 2018
  • Deadline: Friday, February 9. FLEXIBLE TUITION APPLICATION—Upload 2017 Tax Returns, W2s, all schedules, Form 4506-T, and LWHS Supplemental Information Form on SSS website.
March 2018
  • Thursday, March 15—Admissions Decision Letters and Flexible Tuition Awards Mailed.
  • Friday, March 16—Admissions Decision Letters and Flexible Tuition Awards Emailed after 4pm.
  • Wednesday, March 21 by Noon—Flexible Tuition Enrollment Contracts Due.
  • Friday, March 23 by Noon—Non-Flexible Tuition Enrollment Contracts Due.



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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.