Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.

Vision

Westside School is recognized as West Seattle’s premier, accredited Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 independent school program. We help students develop essential skills for the 21st century, including conceptual thinking, communication, and cooperation. Our students thrive in the safe, caring, inclusive community environment Westside provides.

Values

Joyful Learning

We believe children experience the excitement of learning through academic achievement, creative expression, and cooperation with others.

 

High Academic Standards

We believe that the cultivation of problem-solving, innovative analytical thinking, and complex communication skills provides a strong foundation for lifelong success.

Confident Learners

We believe that children gain confidence through positive support and clear behavioral guidelines within a safe learning environment.

Caring Community

We believe that students become caring members of a global community by treating each other honestly, with respect and generosity of spirit.