Local Brilliance

Learning at Westside is distinguished by equal measures of rigor and delight; by a close-knit community that calls a beautiful West Seattle campus home; and by our endless passion for ensuring that every child's story is full of limitless possibility


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Stories of Adventure, Discovery and Success, Written Daily.

At Westside School, every child crafts their own story-one that unfolds naturally from their personality, experiences and gifts. Because here, we teach to the whole child-to all the things that make each student uniquely themselves- and support them to explore, stretch, and grow.

"I connected the dots between Bach and rock."

We believe creating is an intrinsic part of learning. That's why all of our classes are opportunities for inquiry, discovery and expression, from core subjects like math and science to classes in music, theater and fine arts. Outside of class, enrichment opportunities like robotics, drama, and art allow students to continue creating as they nurture their emerging passions.

"I learned to follow my questions fearlessly."

From inquiry-driven classroom projects to overnight expeditions, Westside students practice courageous learning. Understanding how you learn and how to express yourself are key parts of the Westside journey.

"I built a robot and suddenly math was everywhere."

With classes capped at 20, teachers form personal relationships that help them uncover the keys to learning for each child. It might mean harnessing the pulling power of a snail to learn about ratio and percent. Or engineering a robot to experience geometry in action. Whatever makes learning matter for your child, our teachers have more opportunity to crack the code.


Coffee with the Head of School

Join the Head of School, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning and Board of Trustees Chair, to look at themes from recent school wide surveys and how they have influenced current work with the faculty.

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World Language Exhibition of Learning

Join the World Language department and experience the Middle School World Language Exhibition of Learning, Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We invite families to come see and experience the learning happening in the Middle School World Language classes.

Middle School Spanish students will be hosting a Latin American style mercado while Mandarin students will be hosting a Chinese night-market. We invite you to come join us for an evening of fun, flavor and festivities at Westside School. Students are expected to arrive at 5:45 p.m. to set up their booths. We hope you can join us!

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