Westridge School: 100 Years of Educating and Empowering Young Women


Next school year, Westridge will honor and celebrate its 100-year history of educating and empowering young women. More than an anniversary, the school’s Centennial is a celebration of the legacy, excellence, and promise of Westridge School.

Westridge School students – then and now.

Westridge School students – then and now.

From the beginning, 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 framework for our next century of educating young women whose joy in learning lead them to meaningful lives as contributing global citizens.

Westridge School’s vision for the beginning of its second century is both a blueprint for preserving the best of an illustrious past and an incentive for the innovation and flexibility that the next century will require.

The fundamental purpose of Westridge School is to develop in girls their intellectual and creative powers and their unique qualities as individuals. Essential to the school’s purpose is the commitment to be a community that reflects and values diversity, respects individual differences, and responds to a changing, dynamic world.

An intellectually engaging and challenging curriculum prepares students to continue their education in college and beyond as discerning, motivated learners who are committed to excellence and goodness in everything they do. The program offers balance among humanities, mathematics and sciences, fine and performing arts, technology, and athletics.

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.


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