Westside at a glance

School Profile

2016 - 2017

Student Composition:

  • 360 students
  • Lower School (pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, 197 students)
  • Middle School (fifth through eighth grade, 163 students)
  • 21% identify as students of color and/or from a diverse family background
  • 90% of families from within five mile radius of Westside School campus

Faculty & Staff

  • Westside School employs 30 (classroom and specialty) teachers, 11 instructional assistants, and 17 staff. Most teaching staff hold advanced degrees.

Class Size

  • Our student/teacher ratio is approximately 10:1
  • Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, each class is staffed with a teacher and an instructional assistant
  • Pre-kindergarten class size is 20 students; Lower School ranges from 16 to 20, Middle School averages 20 per class

Curriculum

  • Westside School offers an integrated, project based curriculum
  • Westside School offers rich specialty classes, including World languages (Mandarin & Spanish,) physical education, visual and performing arts
  • Every class participates in field trips and outdoor education to enhance the learning experience. Overnight experiences begin in third grade.

Extended Day & After School Enrichment

  • Westside School offers Extended Day (before and after school care) on a monthly (contracted) and drop-in basis
  • Students have access to fee-based after school enrichment, including robotics, sewing, iPad animation, musical theater and more

Athletics

  • Middle School sports (no cut) include cross country, basketball, volleyball, and track

Tuition (2016 - 2017 academic year)

Lower School: pre-kindergarten through fourth grade: $14,800

Middle School: fifth grade through eighth grade: $16,700

Financial Aid

  • 17% of Westside School students receive need-based Tuition Assistance
  • Awards range from 18% to 95%, the average award being 50% of tuition

Accreditation & Affiliations

  • Westside School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS)

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