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.

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

Learning Through Playful Exploration

Westside School welcomes three and four-year-old students for a full-day preschool and pre-Kindergarten experience. Our emergent curriculum is play-based, focused on experiential learning and is designed to foster the social-emotional foundations for academic learning.

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Lower School

Creating Joyful Learners

The world of Lower School at Westside School is one of questions and journeys, independence and collaboration, where our teachers celebrate each child's special talents.

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Middle School

Students Who Are Seen And Known

Our supportive middle school environment nurtures self-esteem while challenging students to understand themselves as individuals with distinct learning styles.

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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.


2021-2022 Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series

This year, Westside School is excited to partner with local independent schools to bring the Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series to our communities. The purpose of this series is to raise awareness, challenge ourselves, deepen understanding, and empower our communities to advance their efforts to actively recreate systems into equitable, inclusive, and antiracist institutions. The program invites 4-5 speakers throughout the academic year to create access to recognized authors and speakers that engage participants in complex topics through dialogue, cross-cultural communication, and a deeper understanding of the impact that racism and oppression have in our institutions and the greater society.

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Lower school Student/Teacher Ratio


Students Of Color


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Outdoor Trip Destinations


CYO Athletic Championships


Years In West Seattle


Of Community Service Hours


Seat Theater