Admission Process and FAQ
Ready to begin your Westmark School journey? We look forward to your inquiry and application!
Westmark admits students on a rolling basis. Inquiries and applications for the current school year are typically accepted for Lower and Middle School through March; and for Upper School through December. Review the step-by-step admission process below, as well as answers to frequently asked questions from prospective families.
Westmark School is more than an educational institution; it's a beacon of innovation and inclusivity. I wholeheartedly recommend Westmark to any parent seeking a school where their child can not only learn, but truly thrive.
Ashley Shapiro, M.A., B.C.E.T.
Board-Certified Educational Therapist | Executive Director and Founder, edcahoots
NOW ACCEPTING INQUIRIES FOR GRADE 1
With the opening of the new Lower School Campus, Westmark School is pleased to open Grade 1 in the 2024–2025 school year. We look forward to engaging the families of rising first graders!
1) Inquire online.
First complete our online inquiry form. The information you provide will help us prepare for a preliminary conversation with you. Our Admission team will contact you to schedule this important discussion.
2) Visit us on campus.
After preliminary conversations, families will be invited to take one of our Tuesday Tours. During the ninety-minute event, you'll not only hear from Admission, but also engage directly with parent and student ambassadors about their first-hand experience of Westmark's nurturing and innovative learning environment.
Please note: Tuesday Tours are by invitation only. To find out if your child's needs can be served within our scope of services and expertise, you must complete the online inquiry form so that we can schedule a conversation about whether Westmark is right for your child.
3) Apply online.
Following your campus visit, the formal application process begins. You will submit required forms and documentation, a neuropsychological evaluation of your child, and participate in student and parent interviews. When completing the application, please make sure that all requested paperwork, including current school and/or professional recommendations, is submitted.
4) Bring your child for a shadow visit.
A shadow visit will be scheduled for eligible applicants so that they can experience a day in the life of a Westmark Lion!
After the shadow visit, the Admission Committee will review each applicant to determine if Westmark can properly serve the applicant's learning profile.
- What time does the school day start and end?
- Do you offer aftercare?
- Do students need to bring lunch and snacks or do you offer food for purchase?
- When are school breaks and other days off for students?
- What sort of school supplies are families responsible for obtaining?
- Do Westmark students wear uniforms?
- What about transportation to and from the campus?
- Does Westmark assign summer reading?
- Do you have a summer program?
- What about homework?