Westland School

  • Established in 1949, Westland School offers K-6 elementary education based on progressive educational principles as seen through a modern lens.
  • We teach an experiential-based curriculum that emphasizes collaborative problem solving and active community participation.
  • Our approach fosters intellectual curiosity, imagination, research and communication - skills that will alow children to thrive in the 21st century.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1949

Student Body

Total Students118 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Westland School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,160
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions DirectorMarcia Capparela

School Notes

  • Westland school encourages a true sense of community. Every child has a commitment to his or her class. Each class has a responsibility to the school, and the school has an important connection to the world. As a natural extension, each child is expected to develop a larger sense of responsibility to the community. There are many community service projects that the school originates and participates in. Westland's school educational philosophy is reflected in its approach to children; each child has a commitment to the group and each group to the entire school. A child learns responsibility to the school community through participation in age-appropriate school jobs. The group gives the individual a strong sense of identity. Each child gains self-knowledge and grows into an integrated person through the responses and concerns of the group. Each group gains solidarity through the strengths, weaknesses, and potentials of the individuals.

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