Westside School (Seattle, WA)

Westside School. Critical Thinking. Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. Character.

Westside School was founded in 1981 and has grown from 11 to 300+ students in grades prekindergarten through 8th grade.

With roots that started in West Seattle’s co-op community, Westside School offers a progressive, integrated, project based curriculum. Westside values small class size, collaboration, empathy, and is an inclusive, multi-age community where older students mentor younger students and each other. The walls of the building contain but don’t limit the program – teachers are empowered to take advantage of learning opportunities as they arise.

The parent community is integral to the success of Westside School – they share responsibility for making Westside the rich, special community that it is.

Westside Parent Throws Mariner’s First Pitch!


Thanks, Fred Northup, Jr., for sharing about your experience with us!

westsidestoriesblog.com Fred Northup is not only a parent of a pre-kindergartener and first grade student here at Westside School, but he’s also a local auctioneer and emcee. If you’ve attended a Westside auc…

Parenting with Gender Identity in Mind: A Parent Education Opportunity


"In 2017, our language and our understanding of gender is shifting, becoming broader and more inclusive. Still, stereotypes persist throughout media and in the ways we talk with one another. It’s increasingly important that we make time to work with students to look critically at those messages and talk about gender in a healthy and open manner."

Join us on Tuesday, May 23 for our next parent education evening.

westsidestoriesblog.com All of us parenting children have stories to share about our children and the many ways they express gender from an early age. The idea shapes and colors many of our experiences — the ratio in a cl…

Open Hearts and Open Minds: A Nicaragua Spring Break Trip Recap


westsidestoriesblog.com Mary Kratz, Sarah Path and thirteen 7th and 8th grade girls traveled to Nicaragua over spring break and have some incredible stories to share! We traveled with a company called Global Works who org…

Seventh grade spends week of Outdoor Education rafting, hiking, and growing: https://westsidestoriesblog.com/2017/05/11/seventh-grade-spends-week-rafting-hiking-and-growing/ #outdooreducation

We are feeling the ❤️this week! Thank you to everyone for the sweet messages of appreciation! #TeacherAppreciation

Sixth grade soaks up the sun in Vantage, https://westsidestoriesblog.com/2017/05/10/sixth-grade-soaks-up-the-sun-in-vantage/ #outdooreducation

Fifth grade explores the Olympic Peninsula! https://westsidestoriesblog.com/2017/05/09/fifth-grade-explores-the-olympic-peninsula/ #outdooreducation #fifthgrade

Food fractions in third grade!

You won't want to miss this! Mark your calendar for Seussical, Jr! a musical production by our Middle School students, and third grade students. Join us for performances on Thursday, May 18 or Friday May 19 at 6:30 p.m. #seussicaljr #musicaltheater #westside

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Volleyball Pep Rally!
Westside School third grade




10404 34th Ave SW
Seattle, WA
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