Westside at a Glance

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Westside School at a Glance

School Profile 2014 – 2015

Current Enrollment:

  • 334 students 
  • Lower School (Pre-kindergarten –  fourth grade) Enrollment: 215
  • Middle School (fifth - eighth grade) Enrollment: 119

Faculty & Staff

  • Westside School employs 31 (classroom and specialty) teachers, 15 instructional assistants, and 12 staff.
  • Most teaching staff hold advanced degrees

Class Size

  • Our student/teacher ratio is approximately 9:1 for Lower School, and is slightly higher for Middle School.
  • Pre-kindergarten – third grade, each class is staffed with a teacher and an instructional assistant.
  • Pre-kindergarten class size is 15 students; Lower School ranges from 16 – 20, Middle School averages 14 – 15 per class

Curriculum

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

Extended Day & After School Enrichment

  • Westside School offers 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 theatre and more

Athletics

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

Tuition (2014 - 2015 School Year)

Lower School

Pre-Kindergarten - fourth grade          $13,600

Middle School 

Fifth grade - Eighth grade                    $15,200

Financial Aid

  • 20% of Westside students receive need-based Tuition Assistance.
  • Awards range from 10% to 90%, the average award being 50% of tuition.

Accreditation

  • Westside School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS.)