Imagine a school where intellectual and physical adventures are the possibility. Imagine a place where one’s mind is challenged and stretched as you learn, the scope of community is broadened, and the outdoors is a landscape of opportunity – where friends are made for a lifetime; where you discover you have the courage to go beyond your reach, to see yourself from a different perspective. Imagine a school where excellence is valued and learning is fun. This is the Westwood Way.
We are an International Baccalaureate World School, implementing the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP), with a Montessori foundation. At The Westwood School, students engage in Montessori from Toddler through Upper Elementary (two years old through 6th Grade) under fully-trained lead guides. These Montessori foundations carry through High School, and beginning in 7th Grade students enter the International Baccalaureate Programmes as they progress towards their internationally acclaimed diploma.
The Westwood School: • From a Montessori foundation, emphasizes personal ethics and responsibility within a caring, supportive community • As an International Baccalaureate school, has become synonymous with student-centered curriculum, academic rigor, and international mindedness • Places emphasis on the individual relationship between each student and the teacher • Encourages graduates to go out into the world not just to do great things, but to do the right things • Has a tradition of student-to-student mentoring affording each student the opportunity to solidify personal skills while guiding peers • Encourages students to commit to leaving the world better than they found it, becoming better themselves in the process • Implements specific assignments to build students’ confidence through experimentation, repetition, and recitation • Offers subjects with interconnections; thus, the student understands how a specific subject relates to and affects different areas of knowledge • Offers a balance of one-on-one and group presentations • Offers Spanish, Mandarin and Latin programs for Preschool through High School • Focuses on core athleticism to expand student’s mastery of mind and body to excel in both wilderness experiences and sports • Provides an environment where students develop a strong sense of independence, self-confidence and self-discipline • Develops entrepreneurial skills through experience operating actual businesses • Hosts annual theater productions and various national competitions, enabling students to sharpen leadership skills and understand group dynamics and project management
We welcome students and families who share a joy of learning and believe that education should be a journey, not a race. The Westwood School is a close-knit and caring community. Our students acquire the skills and values necessary to think critically and act responsibly within a student-centered curriculum with academic rigor and international mindedness. At the Westwood School, we know you have many choices when it comes to the education of your child.
We invite you to explore our website at westwoodschool.org, contact the main office at 972-239-8598 / firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a personal tour, and learn more about what our Toddler through High School programs can offer your family!