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Westridge School Photo #1 - 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 #2 - 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 #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 - 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.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Students Tackle "The Power of Voice" at the 7th Annual Voices in Literature & Culture Conference - 04/26/2019 - Twenty-nine students tackled the topic of "The Power of Voice" at the 7th Annual Voices in Literature & Culture Conference in April. Middle and Upper School students presented essays, dramatic ...moremonologues, visual art, short films, original songs, and slam poetry exploring what it means to have a voice, and how you choose to use it.hide
  • Westridge Middle School's Partnership with USC Games Inspires Future Designer - 04/11/2019 - Recently, students from the University of Southern California (USC) Games program (the only interactive media and game design program in the country with 50% female enrollment) visited Westridge as part ...moreof a newly launched partnership between the two schools created to promote interest in game design among women and girls and cultivate female leaders and mentorship in the industry. The USC students joined Coding & Game Design, a 7th and 8th grade elective aimed at teaching girls to code through gaming.hide
  • Students Explore Global and Human Perspectives of Immigration on Trip to U.S./Mexico Border - 03/15/2019 - Over President`s Day weekend, 11 students took the train two hours south to Tijuana to explore the issue of immigration from a global perspective. The four-day trip was designed to ...moregive the students from Jennifer Marcus`s Global Studies class and Bonnie Martinez`s El Mundo Advanced Spanish class (which focuses on global issues) the opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on U.S. foreign policies and delve deeper into students` language skills.hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1913
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students500 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 44%

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 A, Computer Science Principles, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Latin - Vergil & Caesar, Physics C, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History
Average SAT score1490
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki Pants and/or Khaki Skirt and White T-Shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,110
Tuition Notes$29,110 for grades 4-6 / $32,280 for grades 7-8 / $37,750 for grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorSarah Jallo
Admissions AssociateMargaret Shoemaker

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
DanceDiving,
EquestrianGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

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

  • 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. 

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School Reviews

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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
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