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Welcome to Westland!

Through our website you’ll get an in-depth look at the inner workings of the school – but to deeply experience Westland you’ll want to visit by attending an open house/tour.  You’ll see how everything we do at Westland fits together around our philosophy and founding goals.  Follow the links below to be guided through the steps of the admission process, and be sure to call us at 310-472-5544 if you have any questions.

Westland’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Westland School was founded on the principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion.  The founders purposely built into the mission of the school pillars of support and direction for the future.  Our social studies curriculum and emphasis on service to the community was developed to imbue students with focus and purpose as citizens.

Today we engage in dialogue with the greater educational community about multiculturalism, inclusion, equity, social justice, and cultural competency.  These conversations expand into our community and bear fruit through the curriculum and school culture.  Our Diversity Leadership Team identifies ways we can uphold our community so that all people are seen, heard, and are empowered to understand, engage in, and experience meaningful and authentic relationships.

We see ourselves as agents for growth and change in the world, and we welcome the widest possible mix of new families to enter into our vibrant community and to engage in this vital conversation and work.

Westland enrolls about 20 students for kindergarten each year, with occasional openings each year for grades 1 through 5.

Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by October 15th of their kindergarten year.

Please fill out this inquiry form if you would like more information.

17-18 Open House Dates

October 12, 2017

November 9, 2017

December 7, 2017

Thursdays, 9:30am-11:45am

We will start accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year on August 1, 2017. Please download an application packet below and call us at 310-472-5544 to RSVP for one of our Fall Open House tours. 

Kindergarten Admission Packet

1st-5th Grade – Admission Packet

Please contact us regarding potential openings for 1st-5th grades.

$125 is due with the application, and is non-refundable.

Please complete, sign and return with your application for admission.

School Information Release Form

Westland will send the student evaluation forms directly to your child’s school.

After receiving your application for admission, we will call to schedule your interview with our Director of Admission, Marcia Capparela.

After your parent interview we’ll schedule your child’s visit to Westland on a school day in January or February.

Flexible Tuition is available to qualifying families. If you are interested in applying, please sign and return the Flexible Tuition form along with your application for admission. For more information about Flexible Tuition CLICK HERE.

Westland strives to create balanced classes within a strong and healthy community.  In doing so, our admission considerations may include academic and learning potential, gender balance, sibling relationships, or promoting the school’s commitment to diversity of all kinds.

Where applicants meet admission criteria, Westland gives preference to siblings, children of personnel, and alumni children.  Having a current student enrolled at Westland is the basis for sibling priority.

Admission decisions are made at the discretion of the Head of School and the admission committee.  Admission and continuing enrollment are dependent on parental support of the school’s mission and full disclosure by the parent/guardian of any and all medical or learning conditions affecting the child’s health, behavior, and/or learning potential.  Students and families whose needs can be met by the school will be invited to re-enroll from year to year.

Non Discrimination Policy

Westland School promotes a community of inclusion and emphasizes the appreciation of the value of all people. Westland does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, religion/creed, gender, culture, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or socio-economic background. This policy applies to all areas of the school including admission, hiring, educational policies, financial aid, and other school administered programs.