Our campus tours are an ideal way to experience Westside School in action. While on campus, you'll see faculty and students hard at work in their home classrooms or in visual and performing arts, physical education, and Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. In addition to witnessing daily life at our school, you'll have a chance to hear from teachers, students, school administrators and current parents/guardians. Tours are a required part of our admission process.
Preschool and Prekindergarten: We invite families wishing to learn more our about these programs to attend one of our Discover and Play events. We invite you for an hour of play for your children and information for parents and guardians. You'll meet with teachers, administrators and current parents while your children play in the classroom and gym. A tour of the school will also be offered at this time.
Kindergarten: Tours for families interested in the 2019-20 academic year will be offered October though January. You'll see classrooms in action and have the chance to hear from teachers and administrators. Tour groups are kept small so you are sure to have answers to all of your questions. To register for a tour, create an account on Ravenna and choose Westside School. Adults only, please.
First-Fourth Grade Candidates: We offer separate tours for families interested in joining us in the later lower school grades so we can customize them to your needs. Sign up for these tours through your Ravenna account.
Middle School (5th through 8th Grade) Tour: Parents and guardians along with your prospective students are invited to tour our middle school. These intimate tours will get a look at the broad range of our offerings including core classes such as math, language arts and science, as well as our “exploratory” offerings such as theater and visual arts, physical education, and tech. Register for a tour via our online system Ravenna.
Experience Middle School Night- Thursday, November 8, 5:30-8:00: Prospective students and their parents and guardians will begin the evening middle school classrooms, where you will take part in short, engaging, hands on lessons designed to highlight our curriculum. Following our classroom sessions, visitors will have the chance to partake in our Middle School Arts Showcase. You'll see fine examples of our renowned music, theater and visual arts programs. Sign up for our Experience Middle School Night here.