Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 490 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition-free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
At LWHS, the average full time teacher workload is 72 students, the students are motivated, and the compensation is generous. Lunch is included in the comprehensive benefits package for faculty and staff.
Successful teaching candidates will have developed a thoughtful teaching practice, have three years of teaching experience at a minimum, have earned a teaching credential, masters degree, or equivalent experience, hold a deep love of high school students, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. Flexibility and a sense of humor are required.
- Campus spaces include: Technical Arts "shops", caféteria, full-court gymnasium with rock climbing wall, music studio, dance studio, photography studio with darkroom, 3 computer labs, 30,000 volume library
- 128 freshmen from 65 middle schools
- 59% students of color
- 39% of LWHS families receive Flexible Tuition
- 70 full-time teachers; 46 with MA degrees; 7 with PhDs
- Avg. class size: 17
- $75 million partnership with City College of San Francisco for use of athletic fields and facilities