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 Wednesday, August 22.

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

    Campus "Shadow" Visits will begin Wednesday, September 18 and end Saturday, December 7. Submit the Campus "Shadow" Visit Request Form to schedule a visit. 

    Visits between September 18–October 26 can be requested beginning Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00pm. An email invitation will be sent to 8th grade families who have submitted an Inquiry Form

    Visits from October 30–December 7 can be requested beginning Tuesday, October 9 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)

    2018–19 Open House dates are: October 14 & 27, November 11, December 1& 9.

    Registration for 2018–19 Open Houses begin on Tuesday, September 25. 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 31, 2019.

    SSAT Code: 4630     ISEE Code: 052967

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

    The application will be available September 10.

    The courtesy deadline is December 3, 2018 which prompts scheduling of the student interview. The final deadline for submission is Thursday, January 10, 2019 by 3pm.


  • Step 6: Submit Part II—Student Application

    Final deadline for submission is January 10, 2019 at 3pm.

  • Step 7: Schedule a Student Interview — January 12 or 26, 2019

    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 10, 2019.

  • 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, 2019.

    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 2018
  • Submit an inquiry form beginning August 22.
September 2018
  • Submit an inquiry form.
  • Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00pm—Campus “Shadow” Visit Request Form for visits from September 18 through October 26 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).
  • Tuesday, September 18—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 Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00pm.
  • Register for the SSAT or ISEE.
October 2018
  • Submit an inquiry form if you have not yet done so.
  • Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00pm—Campus “Shadow” Visit Request For for visits from October 30 through December 7 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 14, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Open House—Saturday, October 27, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Register for the SSAT or ISEE.
  • 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 2018
  • Open House—Sunday, November 11, 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 2018
  • Courtesy Deadline: Monday, December 3, Part 1: Parent/Guardian Application and application fee. Student interview is scheduled upon receipt by the 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.
  • Open House—Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Friday, December 7—End of campus visit program.
  • Open House—Sunday, December 9, 1-4pm. RSVP required.
  • Mid-December—Flexible Tuition information emailed. 
January 2019
  • 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 10, by 3pm, ALL APPLICATION MATERIALSPart I: Parent/Guardian Application, Part II: Student Application, recommendation forms, official transcript.
  • Student Interview days—Saturday, January 12 and January 26 from 9am-3pm.
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 24. FLEXIBLE TUITION APPLICATIONParents' Financial Statement (PFS) completed online and submitted to School & Student Services (SSS).
February 2019
  • Deadline: Friday, February 15. FLEXIBLE TUITION APPLICATIONUpload 2018 Tax Returns, W2s, all schedules, Form 4506-T, and LWHS Supplemental Information Form on SSS website.
March 2018
  • Thursday, March 21—Admissions Decision Letters and Flexible Tuition Awards Mailed.
  • Friday, March 22—Admissions Decision Letters and Flexible Tuition Awards Emailed after 4pm.
  • Thursday, March 28 by Noon—Flexible Tuition Enrollment Contracts Due.
  • Friday, March 29 by Noon—Full 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.