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Frequently Asked Questions

What grades will the school serve in 2024/25?

Answer: We will start the high school program by offering 9th grade in 2024/25. We may accept some 10th graders depending upon community need.

Will you go up in grades in subsequent years?

Answer: Yes, we plan to go up in grades each additional year to offer a complete high school program and grow organically with our student body.This timeline is dependent upon community need.

We plan on growing the high school with the following schedule:

2024/25: 9th grade (with the possibility of select 10th graders).

2025/26: 9th and 10th grades (with the possibility of select 11th graders).

2026/27: 9th - 12th grades.

What will be the class size?

Answer: The size of each class is expected to be between 13 and 20 students. Smaller class sizes allow educators to understand the needs and skill levels of each student.

Can credits be transferred to public schools in Oregon and Washington?

Answer: Yes. There will be a plan in place to assure that credits from our classes can be transferred to public schools (and vice versa).

What is International Baccalaureate?

Answer: International Baccalaureate is an internationally recognized academic program that is accepted by most universities around the world. The program was created in Switzerland in 1968 and, currently, has over 5,600 schools in over 150 countries. You can learn more at

Will this be an academically rigorous school?

Answer: Yes. Every student that attends should have the goal of attending university or college after high school.

Will this be an expeditionary school?

Answer: Yes, we plan on learning outside of the classroom almost as much as we learn in the classroom with plenty of day and field trips throughout the school year. We will engage with our community and learn in the outdoors on a weekly basis. Our curriculum will provide a well-rounded education to account for the academic, emotional, physical, and creative development of each student.

Will Wildwood students have the ability to play sports and other activities in the the public school?

Answer: Yes, Wildwood students can participate in public high school sports and other activities (such as theater or drama) in either Oregon or Washington (depending upon your state of residence).

Will you have electives based upon student's interests?

Answer: Yes, we plan to have offer comprehensive electives for both "right brain" and "left brain" learners that focus on the analytical and creative.

How can the culture of the school be described?

Answer: Our culture will be positive, respectful, industrious, creative, and inspirational and it will be important to have students who buy into this philosophy. We want students who are invested in their own education and respectful of their peers and, especially, educators. We believe in a minimum of screen time to get students off their devices and engaging with their peers and their environment.

What is the enrollment process?

Answer: Each applicant will be expected to a). write an essay b) interview. c). provide transcripts, and d). provide two educational references.

Will Wildwood students have the ability to gain college credits?

Answer: Yes. Our plan is for Wildwood students to gain college credits in their junior and senior years.

How much is tuition at Wildwood High School?

Answer: Tuition is expected to fall between $15,000.00 -  $20,000.00 per year and that amount will depend on the number of enrolled students. Need based financial aid will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Will you offer a study abroad program?

Answer: Yes, we plan on connecting students with study abroad opportunities with other IB partner schools.

What type of classes will you offer?

Answer: We will, of course, offer the traditional academic courses required by our public school system and university admissions. However, our course structure will emphasize environmental arts/sciences and international studies by offering a robust catalog of courses ranging from the creative, to the humanities, to science and engineering.

Is Wildwood High School the final name?

Answer: No. We will involve the first year faculty and student body on the final name of the high school. If everyone likes Wildwood High School, then it will remain the name. However, if the consensus is there's a more suitable name, then we'll rename the high school.

Who will be teaching at the high school?

Answer: Wildwood Academy has been an independent middle school serving grades 5th - 8th for six years and moving up to high school has been a planned move for a number of years. Some Wildwood Academy staff members may teach at the high school and we have already begun interviewing for other positions. Educators are the heart of any school and we plan on having an experienced, fun, and amazing staff for the high school. We will also have a Board of Advisors to advise on college admissions, internships, and curriculum development. You can learn more about Wildwood Academy at

How can I learn more about Wildwood High School?

Answer: Sign up on our mailing list here and you will be notified of future announcements and open houses to be coming soon.

Wildwood Academy is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that Wildwood Academy believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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