Westridge School

324 Madeline Dr
Pasadena, CA 91105-0911
     Tel: (626)799-1153
        
   
Grades: 4 - 12 | 496 students
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Founded in 1913, Westridge School is an independent day school for college-bound girls, grades 4-12, located in Pasadena, CA.
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Essential to the school's purpose is the commitment to be a diverse community that respects individual differences and responds to a changing, dynamic world.
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Westridge strives to develop young women whose joy in learning, personal ideals, commitment to ethical action, social and environmental responsibility, courage and compassion will lead them to meaningful lives as contributing citizens of the larger world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 4 - 12
Year Founded 1913

Student Body

Total Students 496 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 53%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Westridge School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Average SAT score 2140
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki Pants and/or Khaki Skirt and White T-Shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,550
Tuition Notes $23,000 for grades 4-6 (2009-2010 school year)
% on Financial Aid 33%
Acceptance Rate 30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Helen Hopper

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alliance, Amnesty International, Anime, Art, Asian Culture, Athletic Association, EPIC (Environmental Protection & Interest Club), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Film, French, Harry Potter, Interfaith Council, Jazz Band, Junior Classical League (Latin), Math, Red Cross, Science Fiction, Science Olympiad, Service Committee, Spanish/Hispanic Culture, UNITY, Young Democrats, Young Republicans Alliance, Anime, Art, Asian Culture, Film, French, Harry Potter, Jazz Band, Math, Red Cross, UNITY, Amnesty International,
Athletic Association,
EPIC (Environmental Protection & Interest Club),
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America),
Interfaith Council,
Junior Classical League (Latin),
Science Fiction,
Science Olympiad,
Service Committee,
Spanish/Hispanic Culture,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mayfield Senior School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sequoyah School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pacific Oaks Children's School (0.8 miles away)
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  • PasadenaMayfield Senior School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    500 Bellefontaine St
    PasadenaCA 91105
    (626)499-9121
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.5 mi | 304 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PasadenaSequoyah School
    Alternative School
    535 S. Pasadena Ave
    PasadenaCA 91105
    (626)795-4351
    Alternative School
    0.7 mi | 243 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • PasadenaPacific Oaks Children's School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    714 W California Blvd
    PasadenaCA 91105
    (626)397-1372
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    0.8 mi | 176 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • PasadenaThe Waverly School
    67 W Bellevue Dr
    PasadenaCA 91105
    (626)792-5940
    0.8 mi | 326 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • PasadenaAria Montessori School
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    693 S Euclid Ave
    PasadenaCA 91106
    (626)793-3741
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    0.9 mi | 72 students | Gr. K                      

School Reviews

7 months ago
My daughter has attended The Westridge School since grade 4, the first year of admittance. She is currently a freshman. Westridge is indeed a special place where anything is possible. It is a supportive, inclusive environment with an emphasis on academic excellence. A Westridge girl is a force of nature. My daughter has not been shaped or formed, rather engaged in the empowering process of honing her best, bold self in a constructive, expressive manner as to affect good. The Westridge School does an amazing job of admitting quality young woman who are bright, confident and diverse. Its highly educated teachers, administrators, and specialty staff, model a culture of higher mindedness. The campus is stunning and impeccably maintained with attention to safety, architecture, and sustainability. A most gracious institution with deep ties to the community and a history of turning out well adjusted, happy young woman. Among them are many of the best and brightest in our nation. Its an honor to be a part of The Westridge School experience. -E. J-K
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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $11,038 for elementary schools and $16,649 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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