Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

The Foundations for Lifelong Learning

Three preschool students smiling and doing the hokey-pokey

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

With a long history of early childhood education, Westside is pleased to offer an enriched environment. Our students are empowered to take an active role in their learning. Teachers observe the spontaneous interests of students and guide them to projects and learning that reflect their natural curiosity.

Classroom learning stations, and whole and small group times serve as an avenue for each child’s social and academic development. In addition to their daily classroom experience, students will participate in physical education, performing arts, visual arts, and world languages. 

Daily Schedule:Two preschool students sitting one the floor reading, one with their mouth ajar
8:00am: Before-School Care through our Extended Day Program (EDP) begins
8:45am: School begins
12:00pm: Lunch
12:30pm: Quiet Time
2:45pm: Dismissal

Our Extended Day Program is available after school until 6:00pm.

Students born before August 31, 2017 will be eligible for preschool in September 2020. 
Students born before August 31 2016 will be eligible for pre-Kindergarten in September 2020.

For more information on our preschool and pre-Kindergarten admissions process, visit our Applying to Westside page or call us to arrange a tour at 206-932-2511.