Westridge School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (626)799-1153
  • 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 News

  • Debate Team Finishes Strong in Middle School State Championships - 05/09/2017 - The Westridge middle school debate team attended the Middle School State Championships at California State University, Los Angeles on May 6 and 7. With 35 schools from across the state and approximately 500 competitors, there were fantastic performances all ar...more
  • Girls Who Code Club Comes to Westridge - 05/12/2017 - Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. In 2017, Westridge science teacher Edye Udell formed a Westridge Girls Who Code Club that meets weekly on campus.
  • College Matriculation Update: Oh the Places the Class of 2017 Could and Will Go! - 05/23/2017 - The diverse range of intuitions the 75 members of Westridge's graduating class were admitted to includes strong liberal arts schools (including Claremont McKenna, Davidson, Grinnell, Middlebury, Pomona, Swarthmore and Vassar), women`s colleges (Barnard, Scripp...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Year Founded1913
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students500 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeWestridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Latin - Vergil & Caesar, Physics C, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History,
Average SAT score1490
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki Pants and/or Khaki Skirt and White T-Shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 9
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,970
Tuition Notes$26,970 for grades 4-6 / $29,840 for grades 7-8 / $34,900 for grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorSarah Jallo
Admissions AssociateKristin Marsoubian

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 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, Girls Who Code, 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

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. 
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pasadena
    Grades: K-12 | 858 students
    1.7 miles
    1030 E California Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626)396-6300
    1.7 K-12
    858
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 7-12 | 533 students
    10.5 miles
    250 S Rossmore Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (323)935-1147
    10.5 7-12
    533
  • Altadena
    Grades: PK-12 | 340 students
    4.6 miles
    209 E. Mariposa Street
    Altadena, CA 91001
    (626)794-9564
    4.6 PK-12
    340
  • Sherman Oaks
    Grades: K-12 | 830 students
    16.4 miles
    3900 Stansbury Avenue
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    (818)783-1610
    16.4 K-12
    830
  • Pasadena
    Grades: PK-12 | 326 students
    0.8 miles
    67 W Bellevue Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)792-5940
    0.8 PK-12
    326

School Reviews

5  9/30/2014
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

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
July 16, 2018
As you’ve been doing your boarding school research, you’ve likely seen ISEE/SSAT score submission requirements for your target schools, and understand how important scores are to the admissions process. Unfortunately, tremendous candidates can get bypassed because they were not able to demonstrate what they knew on test day.
July 13, 2018
Schools for the artistically gifted child are in short supply.
June 26, 2018
Many people thought vouchers would never amount to much. Not only have they amounted to a great deal more than anybody could have thought, but vouchers have encouraged several more education choices to flourish.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $11,604 for elementary schools and $20,628 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).