GETTING STARTED | The Westwood School | PK-12 Private School | Dallas, TX
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Getting Started


Please follow the steps below to guide you through the process of admission.

Contact Director of Admission, Debra Giorgini, for more information: dgiorgini@westwoodschool.org or 972-239-8598.

Steps to Admission

Step One

Complete the application, including a family photo, and mail to The Westwood School with $100 application fee.

Address:
The Westwood School
14340 Proton Road
Dallas, TX 75244

Call the Admission Office at 972-239-8598 or email Director of Admission, Debra Giorgini, at: dgiorgini@westwoodschool.org to schedule a tour.

Please, no children under the age of nine on tours.

You may also attend Perspective Family Open Houses, where tours will be given and teacher will be available for discussion. There is no need to register for Open House events.

Step Two

Infants and Toddlers
Classes will take place at The Westwood School Proton Campus located at 14340 Proton Road, Dallas, TX 75244.

  • At least one parent or guardian is required to attend each class with the child.

Classes are 30 minutes each on Thursdays.

  • Infants I: 9:00am-9:30am
  • Infants II: 9:30am-10:00am
  • Toddlers I: 10:00am-10:30am
  • Toddlers II: 10:30am-11:00am

Toddler and Preschool
The Admission Office will call to schedule an appointment for your interview with the Head of School. We ask that both parents accompany the prospective student.


Upper Elementary 1st – 3rd, 4th – 6th and Upper School 7th – 12th Grades
Prepare transcript and teacher recommendation request forms and give to student’s current school.* Applications cannot be processed without these records. After forms have been completed and returned, visiting days will be scheduled for the prospective student. Forms should be mailed by the current school or current teacher. Parents or students should not hand-carry these forms to The Westwood School.


Kindergarten through Lower Elementary – Optional items
Feel free to send a sample of the student’s writing or artwork, a school project, recommendations from additional teachers, or any other items that would represent the student more fully to the Admission Committee. We apologize that these items cannot be returned. As indicated in the Application Packet, this is required for applicants in Upper Elementary and up.


Grades 4th through 12th
Students applying for these grade levels must register for:

  • ISEE or submit your most recent SSAT
  • ITBS, CAT or Stanford 10 test results.
  • See above for additional requirements.
Step Three

Interview
Admission interviews with the Head of School are scheduled for January, February and future months as openings are available. The interview consists of a general discussion about the school, The Westwood Way, Montessori philosophy, and philosophy of the International Baccalaureate. Parents are invited to bring their questions. The interview will last approximately 60 minutes.

Please review instructions below for parents of toddlers/preschool/kindergarten aged children

Toddler/Preschool
Student will remain with their parents during the interview.

Kindergarten and older
Student will visit the classroom for two days prior to the interview and will not be present for the interview.

Admission Calendar

Although the majority of Westwood’s enrollment is done by March 1, the school accepts students year round based on availability.

Year Round
October-February
January-February
End of March
April

Individual Parent Tours
Visiting Days for Students
Interviews with Head of School
Admission Decisions Mailed
New Student Enrollment Contracts Due

The Westwood School has provided my child with the best possible educational environment. They have outdone themselves making us feel welcome and a vital part of their school community, and they truly go the extra mile to ensure that each child meets his/her educational potential. I couldn’t be happier.
— T. Chandler