1913-2013: Westridge School Celebrates 100 Years

Westridge School students – then and now.

Westridge School students – then and now.

PASADENA, Calif. — The 2013-2014 school year marks Westridge School’s Centennial, celebrating 100 years of educating and empowering young women in Pasadena.

From its inception, Westridge School’s progressive educational foundation, based on intellect, independence, and goodness, was ahead of its time. Those founding values remain, have elevated the school to its present stature, and continue to provide the guiding principles for the next century.

The Centennial theme, “Our Chosen Path,” honors Westridge founder Mary Lowther Ranney, an independent, forward-thinking, college-educated woman. An artist and professional who worked as a draftsman for the renowned architecture firm of Greene & Greene, Miss Ranney set a standard and expectation for Westridge women and what it would mean for them to take their places in an ever-changing world. With this strong foundation in support of young women striving for more – in education and in life – the vision of Mary Ranney’s Westridge School became a reality in 1913, remained constant decade after decade of national, social, and cultural change, continues today, and is the core of the Centennial celebration.

Westridge School is an independent day school for college-bound girls grades 4 through 12. Westridge strives to develop young women whose joy in learning, personal ideals, commitment to ethical action, social and environmental responsibility, courage and compassion will lead them to meaningful lives as contributing citizens of the larger world.

For more information about the school, visit westridge.org or call (626) 799-1153. Westridge School is located at 324 Madeline Dr. in Pasadena.


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