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Mission / Vision / History

Our Mission

Our Mission

Westmark School inspires students with language-based learning differences who possess academic potential and personal promise to build on their strengths and prepare for a successful college experience.

Our History

Our HistoryIn 1983, Landmark School of Massachusetts opened Landmark West in Culver City as a west coast extension of their school. The Landmark Foundation purchased the Encino campus in 1994. In the fall of 1997, Landmark School was purchased by a non-profit corporation, Learning with a Difference, Inc. to provide local control over the development and implementation of the program. These leaders renamed the school Westmark. Throughout its various incarnations over the last 30 plus years, the basic mission and educational philosophy of Westmark has remained the same:

to enable students and parents who live with language-based learning differences to successfully pursue their dreams.

At Westmark...

"I’ve learned that it’s okay to have a learning disability."

"They understand how I learn."

"I feel like I’m not in the shadows anymore."

"I learned that I am smart."

"I proved the bullies at my old school wrong with the help of Westmark!"

"They taught me not to give up on life."

"I feel supported."

- Westmark Students