At Westside, we strive to do more, give more, and be more for our students, parents and community. With God’s instructive strengthening and inspiring presence, our teachers help children flourish using prayer, worship, fellowship and continually seeking His Word.
Multi-age classrooms build leadership skills to enhance academic performance, increase self-esteem and foster positive attitudes toward school. When compared to children in single-age classes, children in multi-age classes have better study habits, social interaction, self-motivation and cooperation.
Students are taught that God made them in unique ways with different strengths, abilities, and weaknesses to be used for His specific plans and purposes for their lives. We not only believe that every child can and will learn, grow and excel academically, but we specifically teach this mindset to our students. We teach students to know and understand themselves as learners and the value of adopting a growth vs. fixed mindset.
Your child will receive differentiated instruction based on his or her current level of mastery, not his or her biological age. Students immersed in our “just right” learning model are able to excel far beyond what is possible in a setting where every child receives the same instruction.
Engaging students with authentic learning experiences rather than “busy work” comprised of worksheets is the key to keeping students motivated. Most of our learning involves creative, original work and an array of skills from all learning disciplines. Imagine research, problem-solving, experimentation, original writing and artistic performance all rolled into one exciting assignment!
Parents at Westside are actively involved in the educational and spiritual growth of their children by modeling the joy of learning through reading with their children and supporting them at home. Parents also commit to model a passion for Christ and others through quarterly neighbor-loving community service days.
We are committed to small class sizes so that your child will receive more individualized instruction and support, allowing them to be engaged in their studies with a higher level of participation in class activities.