Westside School 2020 Spring Auction: A Night in the Tropics


A large group of people at the auction raising their bid numbers

Save the date for the 2020 Spring Auction! Saturday, March 28 - 5:00 p.m. To help with planning the auction, contact Shoshannah Hoffman.

Find out more about the 2020 Spring Auction: A Night in the Tropics on the Auction website!

The Spring Auction is Westside School’s largest event. Every spring, the auction brings Westside School families and friends together to celebrate and raise necessary funds for the school. Over 300 guests make this evening a fun community-building event, which supports the school through raffles, games, a live auction and more. 





As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Annual Giving enables Westside School to fulfill its mission and values of the school: Joyful Learning, High Academic Standards, Confident Learners and Caring Community.

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Westside School education. Through the Westside School Fund and Annual Spirit Auction, funds raised cover 10% of our operating budget for the year and bridge the $1,800/student gap between tuition revenue and the cost to educate each student. Funds raised directly support programs such as World Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Outdoor and Experiential Learning, the Tuition Assistance Program and keeping tuition accessible.



Our 2019 Westside School Fund

$210,000 and community-wide participation in 31 days!

The Westside School Fund is our annual fundraising appeal. Through the generous support of every member of Westside School’s community our pack is strengthened. Each year we strive for 100% family participation to support core elements of Westside School’s program

For current families, fundraising for the Westside School Fund happens in October each year. All pledges are due by October 31 and payments can be made until the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2019).


Our Goal:
Raise $210,000 with full community participation!


Westside Fund gifts of all amounts will be put to immediate use for the benefit of all our students in the following programs:

Outdoor Education

A group of middle school students in kayaks on the San Juan Islands

Through challenging and inspiring outdoor experiences, the Westside School Outdoor Education Program supports the school’s mission through fostering individual growth, building teamwork and leadership skills, teaching wilderness skills, strengthening relationships within and between students and faculty, and providing opportunities for students to develop a love for outdoor adventure.

Visual & Performing Arts

A group of middle school students on stage during a theater performance with the arms in the air

Gifts to the Westside Fund supports all our students to explore expressing themselves freely through visual art and performance. Our program develops critical thinking and collaboration skills and fosters peer acceptance and self-worth. Westside students learn the importance of hard work, perseverance through difficulty, a sense of accomplishment, and most importantly, they are provided plenty of opportunities to laugh.

World Language

A middle school student weaving fabric on a loom in Nicaragua

Gifts to the Westside Fund supports all our students, at an early age, to acquire second (sometimes third) language proficiency skills. Our world language program not only enhances levels of knowledge in a new language, it raises cultural competence, enhances cognitive development, critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility.