Westlake Preparatory School & Academy

4188 S University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-0333
Tel: (954)236-2300
Grades: K-12 | 150 students
Mission Statement Westlake Preparatory School & Academy will create and secure a safe, comfortable, and peaceable school environment where every student will be provided with the best opportunity to learn in an educational format that provides a high degree of academic engagement, organization, motivation and will demonstrate the importance of becoming lifelong learners to ensure both academic and personal success. Our Students Westlake Preparatory School offers three academic placements serving a wide range of diverse students. College Preparatory Program, Serving gifted, above-average, and average college bound students Summit Point Program,educating mainstreamed students with a documented learning disability with academic intervention and support. Westlake Academy provides a year round,individualized,alternative educational modelfor students with specific learning challenges, special needsand developmental disabilities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ESE and Special Needs in our Academy Program
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade Westlake Preparatory School & Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Chemistry,
Average SAT score 1210
Average ACT score 23
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform Shirts and Khaki Bottoms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • Today, after 16 years, Westlake’s combined academic community, Preparatory, Summit Point and Academy, is unique because it provides such a diverse range of academic placements and opportunities, permitting each of our students to be positioned in the best learning environment for them and receive the support, challenges and encouragement needed as they grow in academic ability and personal strength.    Westlake is recognized as a good school for all students. We help students reach their academic potential within a safe, uniquely supportive and progressive educational environment. Westlake students are instructed using classroom lecture combined with a preceptorial system of acceleration and enrichment where each student receives personal attention. Westlake's is specially designed to encourage critical thinking and improve each student's academic abilities and study skills. Westlake's curriculum continues through all our grades, elementary, middle and high school as an individually designed college preparatory curriculum. Westlake's students are selected from a wide variety of academic and social backgrounds. It is the goal of Westlake's admissions policy to bring together a diverse `mix' of students with many different skills, academic, artistic, athletic and social.
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The average private school tuition in Fort Lauderdale, FL is $5,731 for elementary schools and $14,269 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).