Westside at a Glance

Westside School is a preschool to 8th grade independent school located in the beautiful Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle. Westside students learn to think critically and act with compassion in a joyful, supportive community.

Since 1981, Westside School has inspired creativity, innovation, and a deep sense of community. Westside has a strong emphasis on student-centered, inquiry-based learning in a joyous, creative setting. It also has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) and uses social justice standards in its curriculum. Teachers at Westside School seek to create experiential opportunities that anchor learning through doing and deepen purpose by connecting work with meaningful context or service. That’s why Westside students spend time in the wilderness, in the city and in the local neighborhoods. The school is deeply invested in building purposeful global citizenship, so students graduate not only with a strong core of academics but also with ten years of World Language study alongside a deep dive into the arts and natural world.



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