Experience "Life at Lick" to discover if LWHS is the perfect school community for you.

Campus "Shadow" Visits

Prospective applicants are not required to partake in this program, but it is recommended as a way for students to judge for themselves whether LWHS is a good match given their high school aspirations. Fall 2018 visits begin Tuesday, October 2 and run through Thursday, December 20.

To schedule a campus visit, an inquiry form must first be submitted. Visits between October 2 and November 2 can be requested beginning Wednesday, September 12, and visits between November 6 and December 20 can be requested beginning Monday, October 22. The Campus “Shadow” Visit Request Form will be emailed to all families that have submitted an inquiry form before each request date. Please note preferred days/dates and times on the Campus "Shadow" Visit Request Form, and the Admissions team will do their best to accommodate requests.


Two types of campus visits are available:
AM Option
  • Tuesday through Friday
  • 8:30–10:45am
  • Attend one of the following classes: English, French, history, Mandarin, math, science, Spanish, performing arts, visual arts  or technical arts class
  • Receive a campus tour
  • Participate in an information session with a member of the Admissions team
PM Option
  • Tuesday through Thursday
  • 12:20–2:30pm
  • Receive a campus tour
  • Attend one of the following classes: English, French, history, Mandarin, math, science, Spanish, performing arts, visual arts or technical arts class
  • Participate in an information session with a member of the Admissions team

During the information session, students will be asked to participate in a written response activity. There is no need to prepare in advance.

Open Houses

RSVPs are required for all Open House events. We will not accommodate any families who do not have a registration confirmation on the day of an event.

The LWHS Open House program includes introductory remarks from the Head of School, Director of Admissions, and Chair of the Technical Arts Department. Visitors will also attend three different classroom presentations given by faculty members for a more comprehensive look into the academic program and co-curricular opportunities at LWHS. Beginning Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm, all families who submitted an inquiry form will be sent an email invitation to RSVP for an Open House. Due to the high level of interest in LWHS we are only able to permit prospective 8th graders and their parents/guardians to attend, and the number of attendees per family is limited to three.

2018–19 Open House dates:
  • Sunday, October 14, 1–4pm
  • Saturday, October 27, 1–4pm
  • Sunday, November 11, 1–4pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 1–4pm
  • Sunday, December 9, 1–4pm

LWHS Community Events

Another way to become familiar with LWHS is by attending school athletic events, theatre productions, dance and music concerts. See a list of upcoming athletic events and a list of upcoming performing arts events.

How to Find Us

If you are unable to find street parking, City College's parking lot may be used for a $5 fee.

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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.