Admissions

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Getting Started

Our first priority is to come to know your high schooler as a unique individual, including their interests, passions, strengths, and challenges. This application serves as the first step towards us getting to know one another. We look forward to meeting you and your student.


Priority enrollment applications are now being accepted for admissions into the 2023/24 academic year.

Tuition


Tuition for the 2022/23 Academic Year

$31,500/ $23,625 sibling discount


Priority Enrollment Due Dates
December 15, 2022 - Round 1

January 31, 2023 - Round 2

Applications received after the priority dates are considered part of our rolling admissions process and will be prioritized & processed based on school-student fit and space availability. 


Need-Based Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

LWHS is committed to partnering with families who share the values and goals of our school's mission. We value cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and economic diversity, and offer tuition assistance to qualifying families as part of our commitment to creating a school community that is representative of the diversity of our world. Currently 38% of our student body receive tuition assistance. 


Prospective families who are concerned about the ability to pay full tuition are encouraged to contact us directly to apply for tuition assistance. 


Enrollment fee

In order to hold a place for the student at LWHS, a $1,500 non-refundable enrollment fee is required upon receipt of the contract.


We offer flexible payment plans:


Tuition may either be paid in ten monthly installments, by the semester, or in full at the start of each academic year. 

Payments are due on the first of each month, with the first payment due on September 1st and the last payment due on June 1st.

Tuition assistance

 Tuition assistance is available on the basis of need. Financial documentation is required. 

Sibling discount

A 25% discount is available for the youngest sibling within the same family attending Living Wisdom School or Living Wisdom High School. 

Referral “thank you” discount

When students outside of the family are referred and attending Living Wisdom High School, a $1,000 discount will be applied to the tuition of the referring family, and $1,000 to the newly accepted family. 

See what our

Students & Parents Say

“Living Wisdom High School is a hidden gem in Palo Alto. We chose it for our child because it provides a uniquely nurturing environment and a balanced approach to learning – with strong academics, and a focus on personal enrichment. 


Our child has done extremely well in this past academic year and has been more relaxed as well as far more confident than we have ever seen in the past. This school is a great place for students who are serious about their work but would benefit from a smaller and more nurturing environment in order to reach their full potential.” 


– Tirthankar Lahiri, LWHS Parent

TESTIMONIALS
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303
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