Thank you for taking this opportunity to explore our website and to learn more about our preschool through High School programs. While the photos and information contained herein will give you a sense of our environment, visiting our school is the best way to truly capture the spirit of Westwood.
The Westwood School Vision
When The Westwood School was started in 1986, we envisioned a place where students and parents feel at home. We wanted visitors to be struck by how welcoming our students are and by the strong connection between students and teachers.
We envisioned a place where faculty members not only want to work, but also want to raise their own children. Over the years, we have been fortunate to work with some amazing teachers who have created an outstanding educational environment. With enthusiasm and passion, our faculty members offer themselves as examples of the character and principles that our school embodies.
The Westwood School Core Values
At The Westwood School, our core values of Character, Community, and Academic Excellence are evident everywhere. We believe in the uniqueness of each student and strive to nurture individual talents in a supportive environment.
When a child enrolls at Westwood, the entire family becomes part of a vibrant school built on strong values. What sets our school apart is that “respect” and “character” are not just terms we define; they are qualities by which we all live. Moreover, we believe that the threads of honesty, compassion, and respect weave the moral fabric of our school.
Westwood and the Montessori Method
The Montessori Method and corresponding philosophy provide a framework within which each child is able to stretch to his or her fullest potential while always being an integral part of the school community.
Westwood and the International Baccalaureate
The Westwood School is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 7-10) as well as the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12).
Considered by many top-tier university admissions directors to be the finest college preparatory program in the world, the International Baccalaureate has become synonymous with the concepts of student-centered curriculum, academic rigor, and international mindedness.
Westwood offers the IB Programmes because we are committed to quality, international education–not only as a way to prepare our students to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, but as part of our commitment to positively impact the world through education.
The Westwood Difference
From our exuberant preschoolers to our confident upper school students, children thrive on the Westwood experience of a challenging curriculum, dedicated teachers, a safe and child-centered setting, and a permeating spirit of belonging to a special group of young scholars.
We invite you to share our values and our spirit. Visit our school and Discover the Difference that is The Westwood School.