Westmark parents gather outside at a community event.

Everyone in the Westmark School community belongs to our Lion Pride! Life at the School wouldn't be the same without the unique contributions, meaningful involvement, and loving support of our students' families.

From donating volunteer hours to attending meetings and events to simply staying in touch, there are many ways to participate in building community at Westmark.

Annual Gatherings

Look through snapshots of community gatherings for Westmark families.
Guests mingle around a table, outside.

Before the first day of school, the New Parent and Guardian Welcome Reception gives new members of the community a chance to meet and mingle.

Four adults in conversation outside.

The Parent Bash brings together all parents and guardians to kick off the new school year (sometimes dressed in theme, as for 2022's "Wild Wild Westmark" bash).

A view of the courtyard filled with guests at the Parent Bash event.

At the Parent Bash, guests enjoy delicious food and drink, photo booth fun, a DJ and dance floor—and most importantly, conversation and camaraderie.

Two students painting pumpkins at a table outside.

During Homecoming, a community-wide event held each fall, students of all ages enjoy arts and crafts tables staffed by parents and guardians.

A student smiles on a spinning carnival ride.

Carnival rides thrill Middle and Upper School students at Homecoming.

An athlete presents flowers to his mother during Homecoming.

Before the Homecoming flag football game, senior athletes present flowers to their families in appreciation of their support throughout their Westmark years.

Families in the cheering section of a volleyball game hold signs to support the athletes.

You can always find a group of Westmark families cheering on our Athletics teams at games. Go, Lions!

Parents and guardians seated at a table, listening to the Director of Upper School.

Divisional meetings and Parent Education Programs shed light on the academic program and the brain science behind it, among other compelling topics.

Parents and students in a Halloween costumes of Charlie Brown and a chicken outside.

The morning of Halloween is a family affair, as parents and guardians come watch the costume parade (often in costume themselves!).

A family of four in athletic clothes pose for the camera.

At the first annual 1 in 5K Dyslexia Dash, this alumni family joined the Westmark contingent to show support for the 1 in 5 who think and learn differently.

A view of the ballroom during Spring Gala 2023.

The Spring Gala is Westmark's major fundraising event of the year. Hundreds of guests gather in celebration of the School's mission and in support of our many programs, services, and special projects.

A view of students on stage performing while they all wear sunglasses.

An annual tradition in the Lower School, Grandparents and Special Friends Day features musical performances by Grades 2–5 students, along with read-alongs, arts and crafts, and more.

Students holding a banner walking up an aisle during a ceremony.

The Lower School concludes the school year with Step-Up Ceremonies for Grades 2–4 as they "step up" to the next grade, followed by a Transition Ceremony for fifth graders as they move up to Middle School.

A view of the graduating eighth grade class on the stage.

Friends and families come from near and far to attend the Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony and Commencement Exercises for graduating seniors.

Families pose around a new graduate at Commencement Exercises.

Commencement Exercises are a milestone worth celebrating! Following the ceremony, families are happy to take photos with the newly graduated.

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