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.


Join Director of Enrollment Management, Ted Holmes, for a look inside the classrooms! Meet our faculty, see our students in action, and start your story. Contact Ted Holmes (tedh@westsideschool.org) for details.

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35 Years - A Community Celebration & Auction
This is the school's largest event of the year and a great way to connect with fellow Westside families while having some fun. This year we are excited to celebrate an exciting milestone in Westside History - 35 years. It takes a village to pull off a great event and we are looking for volunteers to help make this one to remember.
Interested? Join us at the first planning get-together. Anyone and everyone is welcome. There is something for everyone!
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Happy Holidays! You're invited to join the Middle School students for their Winter Showcase, Tuesday, January 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m, to the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten Winterfest on Wednesday, December 14, at 8:30 a.m. and to the Lower School Winterfest (grades first through fourth only) on Thursday, December 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We hope all Westside School families can join us for these annual holiday traditions.

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