Westside School 


At Westside, classrooms buzz with energy and curiosity. Teachers cultivate learning environments celebrating students’ individuality and creativity.

Our curriculum simultaneously supports and challenges students. It encourages each student – from preschool through 7th grade (adding 8th grade fall 2013) to become confident contributors, critical thinkers, and empathetic friends.

In our multi-age community, students learn to take care of each other,  formally and formally through our Reading Buddies and Helping Hands programs. Older students mentor younger students, who in turn have positive role models to look up to.

Mission Statement
Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.
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Westside School
7740 34th Ave SW 
(206) 932-2511 

Kate Mulligan 
Head of School 


Westside School Programs

Critical Thinking. Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. Character.

Our Rich Curriculum
Westside School's curriculum is integrated, which means that one topic of study (social studies or science) may include reading, writing, spelling, art, public speaking, research skills, and math. The curriculum fosters critical thinking skills and encourages the expression of opinions both verbally and in writing. There is class time devoted to specific subject matter -- math, science, humanities -- but the material comes to life and has more meaning when it is applied across a project.

It is also experiential -- learning-by-doing in concrete, meaningful situations. There is a balance between individual work time and cooperative learning, which is accomplished through non-competitive learning in small groups.

Recent Successes and Current Challenges

Westside's program is growing. We expanded into middle school in 2011. 

A portion of every tuition dollar AND every dollar raised supports our Tuition Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to families. 


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