Westside at a Glance



  • 325 students
    • Lower School (preschool through fourth grade, 188 students)
    • Middle School (fifth through eighth grade, 137 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



  • Our student/teacher ratio is approximately 10:1
  • Preschool through fourth grade, each class is staffed with a teacher and an instructional assistant
  • Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten class size is 15 students; Lower School ranges from 16 to 20, Middle School averages 20 per class


  • Westside School offers an integrated, project-based lower school and middle school 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.
  • Read our Westside Stories blog here for an in-depth look at some of the things that happen in Westside's classrooms!


  • 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


  • Fourth through eighth grade athletics (no cut) include cross country, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track
  • Starting in kindergarten, students can participate in cross country meets
  • Westside team coaches are made up of Westside parents, staff and faculty


  • Early School Tuition:
    Half day preschool: $8,500
    Full day preschool and prekindergarten: $12,500
  • Lower School Tuition:
    Kindergarten through fourth grade: $15,550
  • Middle School Tuition:
    Fifth grade through eighth grade: $17,550
  • Westside School offers need-based Tuition Assistance to families of students in kindergarten through eighth grade


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


Westside School is

As a fully accredited member of NWAIS, Westside has undergone a rigorous seven year cycle of self-study process and review. It's a process that both holds us to the highest standards of conduct and operations, and asks us to reflect upon our school-wide practices around teaching and learning, culture, leadership and management. Westside School last hosted an accreditation team in February of 2012. We will conduct our next self-study during the 2018 - 2019 academic year, and host our next visiting team in 2019 - 2020.

NWAIS Mission

To assist schools in fulfilling their mission to provide high quality education for children by promoting and protecting the independence of our schools, by representing the interest of our schools, and by fostering collegial relationships and ethical leadership within our schools.

NWAIS Core Values:

  • Independence
  • Free and Open Inquiry
  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Ongoing School Improvement
  • Collegial Relationships and Ethical Leadership

Essential Characteristics of NWAIS Schools:

  • Commitment to the Public Good
  • Effective Governance and Operations
  • Physical Location or Place
  • Primary Focus of Academic Education
  • Commitment to the Best Interests of Children

For more information, see what sets NWAIS schools apart.