Westridge School

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Westridge is an independent, forward-thinking girls school for students in grades 4-12.  We are committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders.
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Westridge is an independent, forward-thinking girls school for students in grades 4-12.  We are committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders.
Westridge is a community where academic achievement goes hand in hand with becoming imaginative, independent thinkers - where students discover themselves and the world around them - where they learn what it means to make a difference.
Girls are immersed in a curriculum designed specifically for girls and taught by teachers who are not just experts in their fields, but experts at educating young women.
We are committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders.

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.: 44%
Students by Grade Westridge School Student 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 Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $27,990
Tuition Notes $24,990 for grades 4-6 / $27,990 for grades 7-8 / $32,725 for grades 9-12
% 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,

School Notes:

  • Our students learn in a joyful environment that develops critical thinking and leadership in its many forms.  They are supported by a purposeful community that values personal challenge, inclusion, connection, and enriching our world. 

Profile last updated: 09/24/2015

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pasadena
    Mayfield Senior School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 304 students
    0.5 miles
    500 Bellefontaine St
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)499-9121
    0.59-12
    304
  • Pasadena
    Grades: K-8 | 243 students
    0.7 miles
    535 S. Pasadena Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)795-4351
    0.7K-8
    243
  • Pasadena
    Grades: PK-K | 176 students
    0.8 miles
    714 W California Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)397-1372
    0.8PK-K
    176
  • Pasadena
    Grades: PK-12 | 326 students
    0.8 miles
    67 W Bellevue Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)792-5940
    0.8PK-12
    326
  • Pasadena
    Aria Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: K | 72 students
    0.9 miles
    693 S Euclid Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626)793-3741
    0.9K
    72

School Reviews

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
- Posted by Parent, 09/30/14

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