Inclusive Community

LWHS builds a community that embraces the experiences of students from all backgrounds.

Families New to Independent Schools (FNIS)

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  • Families New to Independent Schools (FNIS)

    Every incoming family has their own personal transition into LWHS. New community members come to learn, over time, our school traditions, unique school lingo, and the community culture.
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Networks

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  • Family Networks

    Family networks are groups led by parent/guardian volunteers that provide space for people of shared cultural backgrounds to build community, increase awareness of school and community support structures, celebrate student successes, and collectively support student initiatives.
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  • Peer Connect

    The Peer Connect Mentoring Program is designed to help ease the transition to LWHS by pairing incoming 9th graders with 10th–12th graders who act as mentors throughout the year.
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Student Leadership Opportunities

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  • Student Council

    StuCo serves as the governing body for students at LWHS.
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  • Student Leadership Training

    Student Leaders include AM student club leaders, frosh orientation Leaders, peer connect mentors, peer counselors, and the student council executive board.
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  • The Pact and Rise

    The Pact is designed to offer leadership opportunities for students of color at LWHS and Urban.
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LWHS COMMUNITY NORMS

  • Be fully present
  • Speak from the “I” perspective
  • Lean into discomfort
  • Respect the messiness of ideas
  • Suspend judgment of self and others
  • Honor confidentiality
  • Accept silence as part of the process
  • Take space, make space, invite in
  • Seek multiple perspectives, treating the candidness of others as a gift

Schoolwide Conference

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  • Walk with a Purpose

    Walk with a Purpose was created out of the need to address social inequities that exist in our world today. The overarching goal of the program is to develop a larger awareness of diversity in all its forms and to introduce the cycle of oppression as a way to think about how oppression can affect us all. Guest speakers in 2017 included Youth Speaks.
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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.