previous
Westridge School Photo #1 - 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.
next
Westridge School Photo #1 - 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 School Photo #2 - Westridge is more than a school. It's 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.
Westridge School Photo #3 - Lower School (Grades 4-6) at Westridge is a joyous mix of creativity, intellectual challenge, personal development, and girl power.
Westridge School Photo #4 - Our Middle School (Grades 7-8) students are fierce learners, and we challenge them with a curriculum that is project-centered and highly interdisciplinary, encouraging them to take ownership of their learning.
Westridge School Photo #5 - The Upper School (Grades 9-12) at Westridge is a joyful environment where girls have the freedom to be who they are. Self-consciousness is dispelled and girls are empowered to learn and grow into their best bold selves.
Westridge School Photo #6 - The College Counseling program at Westridge is a rich, intensely personalized, full-service guidance program that embraces the whole girl. It includes two semester-long courses devoted to the process. Find out more about our process at www.westridge.org/college.
Westridge School Photo #7 - Westridge fields teams in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. Learn more about our teams at www.westridge.org/athletics.
Westridge School Photo #8 - At Westridge, we emphasize "making" music over "playing" music. While many schools can deliver a stellar performance, few can boast our unique blend of harmony, process, and creativity. Learn more at www.westridge.org/music.
Westridge School Photo #9 - Girls at Westridge have opportunities to experience all aspects of theatre, from acting and directing, to costume construction and stage management. Learn more about theatre at Westridge at www.westridge.org/theatre.
Westridge School Photo #10 - At Westridge, the dance program has something for everyone. With equal opportunities for beginning and experienced dancers, the Westridge dance program is both flexible and student-centered; with the support of seasoned instructors, students build upon their technical skills at all levels and practice a wide range of dance styles, including modern, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop.
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; and 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 550 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,745
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / Nov. 15

Upcoming Events and News

Top Rankings

Westridge School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1913
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
550 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Westridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Latin - Vergil & Caesar, Physics C, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History
Average SAT score
1490
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki Pants and/or Khaki Skirt and White T-Shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10 / Nov. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$30,745 for grades 4-6 / $34,090 for grades 7-8 / $39,870 for grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Margaret Shoemaker
Admissions Associate
Sha'Trece Slaughter

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
EPIC (Environmental Protection & Interest Club), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

Club or Organization:
Alliance, Amnesty International, Anime, Asian Culture, Back of the Bus: Podcasting Club, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Christian Affinity, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Film, Girls Who Code, Green Guerillas, History Club, Interfaith Council, Junior Classical League (Latin), Lit Club, Madhatter Knits, Math Club, Middle Eastern Affinity, Middle School Water Warriors, Model United Nations, Muslim Affinity, Ocean Awareness & Conservation Club, Outdoor Corps, Science Olympiad, Service Committee, Skittles (LGBTQ Affinity), Spanish/Hispanic Culture, Spyglass (Student Newspaper), Students for Social Justice, Theater Club, UNITY, Yearbook, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Zine Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Association, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Learning is lively, ambitious, and adventurous at Westridge.
  • From grade 4-12, girls' voices are front and center and learning is active and discussion-based. As a result, Westridge students know how to think, to analyze, to make connections. They know how to communicate. And they develop the curiosity, thoughtfulness, and wonder they need to become self-motivated and passionate learners.
  • At Westridge, girls experience a curriculum based on research into how girls learn best, and a program where girls lead every student initiative. They are encouraged to celebrate the individual in a community that prioritizes self-knowledge and reflection. Our curriculum accentuates the female perspective, giving girls the tools they need to consider their role in the world and their relationship to others; they are fully supported in discovering their personal paths to meaningful lives of impact.
  • We believe in the power of girls and girls' education. See why Westridge is the place for you!
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
The final decision to send our daughter to Westridge was made after we had the opportunity to participate in a student-led school tour. The student guide exuded a sense of self-assuredness and was clearly proud of her school community. We decided to place our quiet and slightly introverted child in Westridge's hand. Throughout her primary grade years, her teachers consistently commented, "We know that she knows, but she is so quiet." Our hope was that at Westridge, our child would find a safe place where she could find her voice and participate more openly. We believed that the Westridge staff would help her gain an understanding of the world that would align her on the right side of humanity. The Westridge administrative team and teachers are quick to respond to the needs of students. The faculty integrates the subject matter, allowing students to fully understand the curriculum. Our once timid daughter is now articulating her needs openly and clearly. She found the confidence to participate in debate, and now looking forward to trying out for team sports. Similarly, as a parent, I have enjoyed my interactions with Westridge faculty and parent peers alike. Take a tour and speak to a Westridge student. We believe it's the best endorsement of all.
- Posted by
5  
When my husband and I were looking for a private school for our daughters, we were looking for a school not only offers robust academic curriculums but also heavily emphasizes character and social-emotional learning opportunities. We are very fortunate to be part of Westridge School for Girls. Our daughters have been with Westridge since 4th grade, and so far our experiences have always been positive. Since Westridge is specifically designed for girls with more than 100 years of history under strong leadership, they are very experienced and proficient in providing an environment that's best fit in shaping young, independent girls. The school programs continuously evolve and do an excellent job empowering these young minds to meet the challenges they will be facing in this modern world. Westridge School's philosophy of growth mindset encourages our daughters to take challenges and never be afraid to make a mistake. We are especially impressed by how Westridge takes an early initiative with DEI and encourages the whole Westridge community to make a difference. Teachers and administrators are truly supportive and nurturing. As part of the Westridge community, with confidence, we know that we are raising intellectual and well-rounded daughters together.
- Posted by
5  
We`ve been at Westridge for three years (5th, 6th, 7th) and thus far have had a wonderful experience. The teaching and administrative staff have proven dedicated, supportive, communicative, and invested in our daughter`s success and happiness at every turn. She`s had a couple of teachers she didn`t love as well as others, but on the whole, it has been nothing but excellent experiences across the board. She has grown and matured both academically and emotionally by leaps and bounds while at Westridge. The teachers and counseling staff are proactive and have made every effort to address any challenges and concerns our daughter, or we, have had during the past three years. Our emails are always responded to promptly and thoughtfully. We feel very connected to the school as a whole and believe that the teachers and staff truly want the best for their students. The values and mission of Westridge align with our family values and beliefs. We truly feel our daughter is at the right school.
- Posted by
5  
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

Endorse Westridge School. 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
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Teen Travel In Uncertain Times
Teen Travel In Uncertain Times
Most adults find traveling more complicated and challenging that it was pre-pandemic. We offer some suggestions for safe teen travel in these uncertain times.
Using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to Promote Your School
Using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to Promote Your School
Social media is an effective marketing tool for your school. Here are some suggestions for using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.
Should Teachers Be Unionized?
Should Teachers Be Unionized?
One of the basic differences between private and public schools is the fact that most public school teachers belong to a union. Should teachers be unionized?

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 550 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,745
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / Nov. 15

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $19,764 for elementary schools and $28,002 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links