Ten Questions: 4. Is the School Skewed Toward the Wealthy?

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Q: Is the student body at LWS skewed toward families from a wealthy, highly educated demographic?

Children in a circle at Living Wisdom School in Palo Alto, California
LWS welcomes students from a wide spectrum of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our goal is to help every child succeed. (Click to enlarge.)

Gary: I was talking with someone about academic achievement at LWS, and he said, “Well, it’s a private school – you guys are all rich.” I said, “I work on the budget, and I see people’s finances, because we do financial aid, and nothing could be further from the truth.”

One of our mothers is a single mom who’s working two jobs to keep her son in LWS. We have parents who are CEOs, and everything in between. Our social and cultural diversity is a selling point for the school.

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